Dreamboat Lee ByungHun is back in the game and has a movie coming out this September! The official English title is ‘Masquerade‘ but most Korean outlets are translating it as ‘Gwanghae: The Man Who Became King.’
It tells the story of King Gwanghae, and the commoner brought in to play his double as a security measure. The twist comes when the real King is poisoned and falls into a coma for eight years. Then the pauper must step up and truly rule. The queen, played by Han Hyo Joo, knows nothing of the swap, but notices her husband is acting differently and begins to fall in love.
‘Gwanghae’ will definitely have a darker tone than some other Prince and Pauper-type stories, but I’ll watch anything if it means I can stare at ByungHun for two hours. Or even an hour and a half.
Check out the stills below!