Song Hye-gyo and Jo In-sung in talks for Noh Hee-kyung drama
As per usual, lots of big star names have been tossed about for writer Noh Hee-kyung’s newest project, a drama entitled That Winter, The Wind Blows, but it looks like she’s zeroing in on Song Hye-gyo and Jo In-sung to play the leads. They’re reportedly considering the roles favorably, and their possible dual comeback to dramaland is causing quite the stir.
The project will be a re-team on many fronts, between star writer Noh Hee-kyung (Padam Padam, Worlds Within, Goodbye Solo) and PD Kim Kyu-tae (Padam Padam, Worlds Within, IRIS, A Love to Kill), and if Song Hye-gyo takes the lead it’ll be her first drama since 2008’s Worlds Within. Jo In-sung took on a film as his army-comeback project, and if he signs on, it’ll be his first drama since 2005’s Spring Days.
The story is a remake of the Japanese drama I Don’t Need Love, Summer / Ai Nante Irane Yo, Natsu, which has already had one Korean film remake starring Moon Geun-young and Kim Joo-hyuk in 2006, called I Don’t Need Love. It sounds like heavy-duty melodrama stuff — blind heroines, mistaken identities, and lots and lots of pain. I can’t say it’s new and exciting territory for Song or Jo, who both built careers on melo, but we have yet to hear how Noh Hee-kyung plans to rewrite the tale, since I’m expecting it to be a jumping off point for her, rather than a straight remake.
That Winter, The Wind Blows plans to broadcast early next year.
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