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A Korean version of How It Was the First Time (2004), a popular film by Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, is in production and is already eyeing a specific star for the lead role.
According to information revealed by Ilgan Sports on August 14, actor Kim Young Kwang received a proposal to star in the film, playing the role originally of Sandler.
The agency responsible for the Korean star, Wide-S Company, released a note to the MBN stating that it is true that the proposal was made, but that no decision has been taken so far.
In the original film, Henry is a veterinarian from Hawaii who is hopelessly in love with Lucy Whitmore, but the girl suffers from short-term memory loss and, every day, Henry needs to regain her in order to be able to be by his side.
Young Kwang, for his part, is known for roles in popular projects like Pinocchio (2014-2015) and The Scret Life of My Secretary (2019), in addition to having popularity awards and revelation actor at important local festivals.
The direction of the new version of the film will be signed by Im Ji Hoon, but there is still no information on who may be the main actress.
Filming is expected to start in the second half of 2020.
Read more about How It Was the First Time at Cinema10.