I just learned about this movie from a friend and fellow Jo Bo Ah fan (thanks Lara!) and after watching the trailer, I’m not sure what to think. The movie is titled “Thorn” and stars Jang Hyuk, Jo Bo Ah and Sung Woo Sun. The synopsis:
“Joon-Ki (Jang Hyuk) is a popular teacher at a high school. His student Young-Eun (Jo Bo Ah) harbors a secret crush on him. Joon-Ki’s heart flutters when Young-Eun expresses her feelings for him, but he decides to suppress whatever emotions he has for her. Young-Eun approaches those around Joon-Ki including his wife Seo-Yeon (Sun Woo Sun) to get closer to him.”
Filming began in September of last year at Jijok Middle School in Daejeon, South Korea. The first scene showed the gym teacher, Joon-Ki staying after school, because of a sudden rain storm. A female high school student, who is wet, suddenly runs into the school.
Sounds similar to many of the “psycho-teen with a crush” movies, which doesn’t excite me. (In fact, I was cringing watching the trailer) But it’s nice to know my girl Jo Bo Ah is working and I’ve always been a fan of Jang Hyuk’s movies. I hope she comes back to dramas soon! The press conference was held March 11th with the film due for release in Korean theaters on April 10th.