Saturday, April 4, 2009

Vietnam to remake Hit Korean TV series "Full House"

Actress Minh Hang, star of the blockbuster film Giai Cuu Than Chet (Saving the Angel of Death), and heartthrob Luong Manh Hai will co-star for the first time in the television series Full House, recreating the roles of Song Hye-kyo and pop star Rain in the South Korean series.

"The Korean series was a big hit on the small screen in Viet Nam in 2005," said a representative of Viet Studio. "So we decided to buy the rights from KBS."The Vietnamese version of the series will be scripted and directed by Vu Ngoc Dang, who is coming off the recent hit series "Tropical Snow" and "Suddenly Want to Cry".

The script will adhere to the storyline of the original but add nine more episodes, according to Dang. Hang was chosen to play the lead based on her work in "Saving the Angel of Death". She is also known as the singer of the song Walking Around the World."I like this role very much and agreed to take it despite the pressure of being under the enormous shadow of Song Hye-kyo," said Hang. She said she was confident she could stamp the role with her own creativity.

Singers Lam Truong and Thuy Tien will also appear in Full House in supporting roles. Truong will be doing his first acting after receiving mixed reviews five years ago for his work in director Le Hoang’s Thief of Hearts. In addition to appearing in the series, singer Thuy Tien will write music for the show. Her most recent songs were for the movie "Beautiful to the Last Centimetre", also directed by Dang. Production on the series begins next month, with its broadcast to begin on Viet Nam Television in July.


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