Lee Jin-wook confirms The Time I’ve Loved You with Ha Ji-won
Finally, leads are confirmed! Lee Jin-wook has officially signed on to SBS’s upcoming weekend drama and In Time With You remake The Time I’ve Loved You, 7000 Days, opposite Ha Ji-won (she’s been circling the project for a while and assumed to be a lock, but it’s always nice to get the final word).
The drama follows two longtime childhood friends (Lee Jin-wook and Ha Ji-won) as they mature through their twenties and into their thirties together, dating other people before they finally realize they ought to be together. Or perhaps it’s more that they actively have feelings for each other but are thwarted by bad timing or missed windows, since Lee Jin-wook’s character is described as “constantly failing in romance because of his friend of twenty years, Jang Hana (Ha Ji-won).” Aw, was he just friendzoned and unable to navigate his way out?
I was excited when Lee Jin-wook was first mentioned in connection with this drama, then confused when Rain was also announced as a contender, and back to happy with Lee Jin-wook. He’s got a dry sense of comic delivery and an exasperating charm that I always enjoy (even if it sometimes makes you want to throttle him. Or kiss him. Or both). (Also, I guess Rain’s now lost both his casting opportunities, since Yoo Yeon-seok took on Warm and Cozy. I like Rain well enough, but I’m not really sad about either case.) So yay!
The Time I’ve Loved You, 7000 Days will be scripted by a writer familiar with rom-coms (Min Hyo-jung wrote Full House and Rooftop Prince), and directed by Jo Soo-won of I Hear Your Voice and Pinocchio. It’ll premiere in June on SBS, after Divorce Lawyer in Love.
Via SBS Fun E
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