Weekly News Update: October 7, 2012 to October 13, 2012

DRAMA NEWS

  • Kim Ji-suk (I Need Romance 2012) is considering the second lead in the upcoming rom-com Alice in Cheongdam-dong. If he signs on, he will play an advertising exec, and Park Shi-hoo is the rival designer company’s president, and also So Yi-hyun’s ex-boyfriend. Meanwhile, the rival will be played by So Yi-hyun (You’ve Fallen for Me). Her character lived in the heroine’s shadow when they were young, so naturally she thinks it her life’s mission to make her pay now. Alice in Cheongdam-dong will follow weekend drama Five Fingers which puts the premiere sometime in December on SBS.
  • Kim Tae-hee (My Princess) has signed up for SBS sageuk Jang Ok-jung, Living By Love. Jang Ok-jung is the given name of the woman who would become concubine Jangheebin. She’s usually portrayed as the villain in the case of Dong Yi and Queen In-hyun’s Man, among other projects. Since Jang heebin is the protagonist of this drama, the story will be a “reinterpretation” of the character with “a modern sensibility.” The story for this drama will be reimagined. Jang Ok-jung is being planned as a 24-episode drama and will air in March 2013.
  • I Miss You confirms leading lady in Yoon Eun Hye (Lie to Me). She’ll be playing Lee Soo-yeon, a talented rookie fashion designer. Her character is bright and confident, despite carrying a deep scar from something in her past.
  • More casting additions for That Winter, The Wind Blows with Kim Bum (Padam Padam) Jo In-sung’s closest friend since their college days as and Jung Eun-ji (Answer Me 1997) for a smaller supporting role. That Winter plans to start shooting next month for a 2013 broadcast.
  • Jeon Woo-chi casts Jung Soo-young (Coffee House) as a tavern mistress; Lee Byung-joon (Gaksital) as a quack fortune teller; and Ahn Yong-joon (God’s Quiz) as young king, Yi Geo.
  • Jang Nara (Baby-Faced Beauty) verbally confirmed her role as a teacher in upcoming remake, School. The production recently teased the casting possibilities of Kim Woo-bin (A Gentleman’s Dignity) and Lee Yubi (Nice Guy), though as yet no other actors are official locks for the miniseries. School will be a Monday-Tuesday drama that’ll premiere on KBS in December.
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