Man From Another Star changes title (again), begins script rehearsals
I’m pretty sure I couldn’t tell you the difference between Man From Another Star, Lover From Another Star, or You From Another Star, but that’s the title they’re sticking to, they swears it this time. SBS’s upcoming Wednesday-Thursday drama, whatever its name is, has released its first stills of the star-studded cast gathered for the inaugural script read. I don’t know why the show went through so many title changes, but coming from the writer of You Who Rolled In Unexpectedly, I’m beginning to see a pattern here (the construction is the same in Korean, and in full, the title is the rather cumbersome You Who Came From A Star).
The new fusion fantasy rom-com will be helmed by PD Jang Tae-yoo of Tree With Deep Roots, and stars Kim Soo-hyun (Covertly, Grandly) as the titular star-traversing alien who crashes in 17th-century Joseon and lives four hundred years to the present day. He’ll fall in love with Jeon Ji-hyun (The Berlin File), a Hallyu goddess with a prickly personality to match her top-star ego.
The second leads have been confirmed as Yoo Inna (You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin) playing the heroine’s frenemy, and Park Hae-jin (My Daughter Seo-young) as a mysterious chaebol with a secret agenda. I don’t know where this leaves Yunho, who was being courted to play Jeon Ji-hyun’s fiancé–has that character been written out, or are we still waiting on a confirmation? The cast also includes veterans Lee Il-hwa (Answer Me 1994) and Good Doctor’s Kim Chang-wan, Na Young-hee, and Jo Hee-bong. Newbie Ahn Jae-hyun plays Jeon Ji-hyun’s little brother, a high school gangster with a ‘tude.
You From Another Star follows Heirs in December.
Via Sports Seoul
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- Kim Soo-hyun and Jeon Ji-hyun reunite in rom-com
- Man From Another Star courts Jeon Ji-hyun
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