Rooftop Prince’s Jung Yumi has been cast as the lead in the manhwa adaption of City Conquest, starring Kim Hyun-joong as a city-conquering noir hero on a revenge mission. I…don’t really know what city conquering is, but it sounds badass? One can only hope.
Jung Yumi hasn’t played the most likable characters in her career, but she’s thankfully got a likable quality in her screen presence, so I don’t ever hate her even if her characters make me want to do unspeakable things to voodoo dolls. She’ll be playing Lee Dan-bi, a jewelry designer who is honest, innocent, glamorous and beautiful. Er… does anyone else feel like they just looked up all positive adjectives and just threw them into the character description? She’s also described as having simple dreams for her future happiness.
Directing is PD Yang Yoon-ho, of IRIS. Which also explains why Kim Seung-woo is doing a special stunt-cast cameo in the drama. He’s been cast as Kim Hyun-joong’s father, and he’ll only be in the first five episodes, but it’ll probably help to have him play such a pivotal figure in the story. (Dad abandons the hero and his mother, which sets him on the path to revenge.) And writing is Hong Joo-ha, of Lie to Me. Oh NOES. That was my ounce of middling interest, leaving the building. EEP!
City Conquest still doesn’t have a broadcaster, but hopes to start shooting in a few weeks.