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Pepe Herrera cast as leading man in ‘My Sassy Girl’ remake with Toni Gonzaga

Pepe Herrera cast as leading man in ‘My Sassy Girl’ remake with Toni Gonzaga

MY SASSY GIRL. Toni Gonzaga and Pepe Herrera are set to star in the Philippine remake of the hit Korean rom-com.

Photo from TinCan Films' Facebook

Pepe will be playing the role originated by Korean actor Cha Tae-hyun

Pepe Herrera has been cast as the leading man opposite Toni Gonzaga in the upcoming Philippine remake of the hit Korean rom-com, My Sassy Girl.

Toni’s production company TinCan Films posted about the casting on Monday, January 25, saying “Grateful for your warm response for our Sassy Girl. Today, let us celebrate the guy who will tell her story” while sharing photos of Pepe along with Toni in the role.

My Sassy Girl was first released in 2001, and starred Jun Ji-hyun and Cha Tae-hyun. The film tells the story of Gyeon-woo, an engineering student who saves a drunk girl (“The Girl”) from falling from a train platform. The two end up forming a strange relationship, as The Girl takes Gyeon-woo on an emotional rollercoaster ride.

The film helped push Korean content to an international audience. In 2008, it had an American remake starring Jesse Bradford and Elisha Cuthbert. It has also been adapted in India, Nepal, and Lithuania, and also spawned a Japanese drama series and a Korean TV period drama adaptation.

The Philippine remake and Toni’s casting was announced on January 20. More details, including a release date, have yet to be announced. –

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