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Katherine Heigl To Star In ‘A Moment To Remember’ A Remake Of A Movie Based On A TV Show For ‘The Sessions’ Director Ben Lewin

Katherine Heigl To Star In 'A Moment To Remember' A Remake Of A Movie Based On A TV Show For 'The Sessions' Director Ben Lewin

Though “The Sessions” didn’t turn out to be the awards contender many predicted — Helen Hunt’s nod for Best Supporting Actress notwithstanding — when it premiered last year at Sundance, it still impressed a hell of a lot of people and now its director has already set-up his follow-up film.

THR is reporting that “The Sessions” helmer, Ben Lewin will remake the 2004 South Korean film “A Moment To Remember,” itself based on the Japanese TV series “Pure Soul.” Described as a romantic drama, Lewin has nabbed none other than rom-com-queen Katherine Heigl to star as the “fashion designer who is stricken with a disease that wipes away her memory, forcing her husband to desperately try to give her one last memory of their love.” So yeah, get a box hankies ready.

Now, while the combination of Heigl and this kind of treacly premise turns us off, we’re going to give Lewin the benefit of the doubt. Even if the film sounds like it’s actually a remake of last year’s Channing Tatum-starring “The Vow.” Production is looking to start sometime in late spring, presumably for a festival run early next year. Anyway, if you have a couple hours to spare, here’s the entire Korean version of the film below.

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I totally agree, there is noooooo way a Hollywood version will ever compare to the Korean version…the best " I love you" I have ever, ever , ever seen in a movie has been by Woo Sung Jung. I do not speak the language but God did I understand that part….I cried and cried. I repeated that scene a thousand times.

D. Black

Hey – long before Greys Anatomy, Katherine Heigl, was outstanding in "Love Comes Softly". She is a remarkable actress and with Ben Lewin directing and Judi Levine producing this could become Grammy bound. Its downside for todays market standards is that there won't be the norm of sex, murder, violence and bloodshed. Without those for a measuring stick as to greatness, writers have to actually think. Remake or not! Simply Black

B Lee

I highly doubt Hollywood version will come close to the Korean version in …well…in every way. The Korean actress (Son Ye Jin) in the movie is mind-blowingly great. Yea – get out the box of kleenex before watching.


I'm glad she is finally stepping away from romcoms and trying her hand at a drama, she was actually pretty great on Grey's Anatomy. I'm looking forward to this.


Poor Katherine Heigl. She needs to go back to television and forgot trying to be a movie star.

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