…but may not take the role. I know, way to give me a cookie and take it away. Still, hearing about this potential casting definitely piqued my interest in Big Man: Jung Ryeo-won (King of Dramas, History of a Salaryman) has been offered the leading lady role in the love-and-revenge drama starring Kang Ji-hwan (Incarnation of Money) as the poor everyman who’s out to take down a huge corporation, of which Daniel Choi (School 2013) is the sole son and heir. (The ten-million-dollar question: Who’s the bigger man? …snerk.) (You can’t name a drama that and not get juvenile jokes. You just can’t.)
Big Man centers around Kang Ji-hwan’s character, who grew up an orphan and lived a “third-rate life” before deciding to turn himself around and work himself to the bone, with humble dreams of owning his own restaurant. He gets involved in a plot to save the life of the chaebol heir who needs a heart transplant, and then learns that he himself is the son of a chaebol and begins a shinier new life in that world… and then later learns that was a lie. Ack! Talk about a raw deal. (Also, I don’t know how these disjointed plot points fit together, but that’s what the news articles have told us thus far.) Disgusted with the corruption of his chaebol family, he embarks on a reckless revenge mission in order to protect himself and those he loves, and along the way ends up in a love triangle against his rival.
Jung Ryeo-won was reportedly in the negotiation phase, but the very latest articles suggest that she has either passed or will be passing shortly. That would be too bad, because although these three actors have all acted in some flops in the past, I’ve adored them in at least one thing each. Fingers, assuming crossing position!
Looks like the Monday-Tuesday KBS slot will be busy with intense melodramas, since Big Man will take over the slot from the newly premiered Full Sun. It’ll premiere on April 14. Now that we’ve got the cast (nearly, almost) in place, can we turn our attention to changing that title please? Something tells me inadvertent laughter isn’t the reaction you’d want in an emotional revenge story. Just a hunch.
Via Hankook Ilbo
- Daniel Choi joins the cast of new KBS drama Big Man
- Kang Ji-hwan is a Big Man (for KBS)
- Jung Jae-young and Daniel Choi in time slip thriller
- Medical Top Team: Episode 1
- Daniel Choi and BoA’s sweet romance in Anticipate Love
- School 2013: Episode 1
- King of Dramas: Episode 1
- Movie Review: Never Ending Story
- History of the Salaryman: Episode 1