Kim Tae-hee in Twenty-Five Twenty-One director’s thriller A House with a Yard; Rowoon, Jo Bo-ah eyed for Irresistible Love – K-drama casting latest
- Twenty-Five Twenty-One creator Jung Ji-hyun returns to direct suspense thriller A House with a Yard, starring Kim Tae-hee, Lim Ji-yeon and Kim Sung-oh
- Rowoon of K-pop band SF9 has been offered a leading role in Irresistible Love; Lee Sang-yeob and Kim So-hye have been cast as the main characters in Pure Boxer
A fantasy romance moves on with a new lead and a major K-drama star returns in a limited thriller series in our latest round-up of casting announcements for Korean dramas.
1. A House with a Yard
Kim rose to stardom almost 20 years ago after appearing in K-drama series Stairway to Heaven and she has been a popular leading lady ever since.
2. Irresistible Love
A few months ago, reports surfaced that Cha Eun-woo had been offered a leading role in the coming fantasy drama Irresistible Love.
The busy star has now moved on and the production team has sent out an offer to Rowoon of boy band SF9 for the same part, and has been courting Jo Bo-ah to co-star opposite him.
The JTBC series will focus on the love story between a man and a woman who gain possession of an ancient and forbidden book that has been sealed for three centuries.
Rowoon, who appeared in The King’s Affection, is being eyed for the role of Jang Shin-yoo, a well-liked and successful lawyer at Onju City Hall who is fated to become the victim of the mysterious book.
3. The Day of the Abduction
His target is a genius young girl and, during their time together, the two start to form an unexpectedly close bond.
The Day of the Abduction is expected to air at some point next year.
4. Stealer: Seven Joseon Notices
Joo Won has signed on to the new detective comedy-action series Stealer: Seven Joseon Notices.
The show will follow a cultural asset thief known as “Skunk” who cooperates with “Karma”, an unofficial culture asset recovery team, to take down shadowy figures who cannot be dealt with in conventional ways.
The actor will play Hwang Dae-myung, a member of the Special Investigation Division at the Cultural Heritage Administration who becomes involved in the case.
Dae-myung is an eccentric character who, on the surface, seems more interested in his annual leave and slacking off than the job at hand.
Stealer: Seven Joseon Notices will be broadcast in South Korean on tvN next year.
5. Pure Boxer
Lee Sang-yeob and Kim So-hye have been cast as the leads in the coming pugilist drama Pure Boxer, which will be based on Chu Jong-nam’s 2014 novel Pure Boxer Lee Kwon-sook.
Kim, a former member of K-pop girl group I.O.I. who starred in the hit indie film Moonlit Winter, will appear as Lee Kwon-sook, a former boxing prodigy. Kwon-sook disappeared from the scene just before completing a grand slam. Having returned, she becomes Tae-young’s next target.
Pure Boxer is aimed for a release in the first half of 2023.