The upcoming fantasy romance film Beauty Inside, which stars 21 actors playing a single character, has sold its rights to 11 other Asian countries two months before its release.
Following recent promotions at the 68th Cannes Film Festival, overseas companies expressed an interest in the film’s intriguing storyline.
“Even though it was a morning screening, the theater was packed; and even though there weren’t any hallyu stars (to promote the film at Cannes), many buyers were interested in the charming storyline and unusual plot devices,” said a film spokesperson.
Beauty Inside stars 21 actors – including Park Shin-hye and Yoo Yeon-seok – all playing the male protagonist Woo-jin, who wakes up every day in a completely different body.
Actors playing Woo-jin are both male and female, young and middle-aged, and may also portray different ethnicities in the film.
Beauty Inside has presold its distributing rights to an unprecedented 11 Asian countries – Japan, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei and the Philippines.
Distributor NEW is also holding “positive talks” to export the film to the United States and Canada.
Beauty Inside follows the romantic tale between Woo-jin and his female love interest Yi-soo, played by Han Hyo-joo. The film is slated for release in South Korea in July. – The Korea Herald/Asia News Network