South Korean sales company Finecut has picked up the upcoming romance Love 911 ahead of Hong Kong Filmart.
The film stars Ko Soo, from hit Korean War film The Front Line, and Han Hyo-joo, from the recent Busan fest opening film Always, opposite So Ji-sub.
Ko started out in films such as the thriller Some (2004) and Haunters (2010) and most recently attracted attention when he played a frightened weakling turned into an ethically ambiguous battle leader in South Korea’s Oscar submission The Front Line. In Love 911, he plays a firefighter who has lost his wife while on duty saving other people’s lives.
Han rose to stardom through Korean TV dramas such as Brilliant Legacy and Dong-yi: Jewel In The Crown, and is also starring opposite Lee Byung-hun in The Masquerade King (working title), a period piece along the lines of the Prince and the Pauper story. She stars in Love 911 as a cold, driven ER surgeon. As the doctor and firefighter keep crossing paths, they fall for each other in spite of themselves.
Financed and distributed locally by N.E.W., Love 911 will be directed by Jung Ki-hoon, who made his feature directorial debut with Goodbye Mom. The film will start shooting in early April. More information will be available from Finecut at Hong Kong Filmart.