Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and for couples who are opting to celebrate this romantic holiday at home, a new movie is coming out on Netflix that you definitely won't want to miss!
Love and Leashes is a Korean film based on a webtoon that shares the same title. In March of last year, the project began production along with the announcement of its two lead stars, Lee Jun Young and SNSD’s Seohyun! It gained more traction with the recent release of its teaser trailer, luring the curiosity of audiences into the intriguing dynamic of its main characters. At the helm of this thrilling office romance is director Park Hyun Jin, the mastermind behind the films Like for Likes and Lovers of 6 Years.
Excited to hear more about this upcoming movie? Here’s everything you need to know about "Love and Leashes":
An unusual bond forms between two co-workers over a mysterious package and an incident of mistaken identity. PR company employees Jung Ji-woo (Seohyun) and Jung Ji-hoo (Lee Jun Young) cross paths when the latter’s package finds its way into the hands of Ji-woo. After she discovers Ji-hoo’s strange secret and is exposed to his peculiar desires, the two engage in a steamy contractual relationship that they must hide from the rest of their office.
Seo Joo Hyun, or Seohyun of the iconic Korean girl group Girls' Generation, is set to play the role of Jung Ji-woo. According to Soompi, Ji-woo is a public relations employee and is known to be straightforward and bold. She seems cold on the outside but actually has a warm personality. Upon receiving Jung Ji-hoo’s package, she becomes involved in an unorthodox relationship and ends up partaking in his unusual fetishes.
The singer-turned-actress has been part of numerous projects such as Bad Thief, Good Thief; Time; Hello Dracula; and Private Lives.
Meanwhile, Lee Jun Young will be portraying the male lead, Jung Ji-hoo, an assistant manager in his company. His character is described to be the polar opposite of his love interest, Ji-woo.
Jun Young, who is best known by his longtime fans as a member of K-pop group U-KISS, has played a variety of roles since his debut as a singer, rapper, and now actor. In 2021, he starred in two K-dramas, namely Let Me Be Your Knight and D.P., where he made a guest appearance in episode three. You can also find him on Please Don't Date Him, Goodbye to Goodbye, and Imitation.
As for the supporting cast, some of the notable names you can look forward to seeing in Love and Leashes are Kim Bo Ra, whom you might know for her performance as Kim Hye-na in Sky Castle (2016); and Lee El, who appeared in the Apple TV series Dr. Brain alongside Seo Ji Hye (Crash Landing On You). Rounding out the list is actor Seo Hyeon Woo, star of the 2021 Korean film Aloners.
The release date
Love and Leashes is set to premiere on Netflix this February 11. Don’t forget to save it to your watch list!
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