Marrying the Mafia drama adaptation Sweet Family lines up cast
Jung Jun-ho, Moon Jung-hee, Jung Woong-in
There hasn’t been much movement on the drama adaptation of the comedy film franchise Marrying the Mafia since it was first announced as a possiblity, but now it has a new title and a confirmed timeslot, and is back to casting. The drama previously known as The Man With Two Faces is now called Sweet Family, and will be MBC’s Wednesday-Thursday drama this November.
Headlining will be Jung Jun-ho (Mama), who starred in the original movie in 2002. In the film, he played an elite businessman who ends up having to marry into a mob family because he spends the night with a mob boss’s daughter. There are five installments of the franchise in total over ten years, with various spin-off mob families and assorted hijinks.
The drama version will have a slightly different take, focusing on a dad who’s already a mob boss, having to juggle his double life as the dependable head of a household and the scary boss of a crime organization. Jung Jun-ho will star as the man who wears two faces — the kind and loving father at home, and the badass mofo whose gang runs the town — who will discover that a life of crime isn’t what he wants. He’ll attempt to wash his hands of the mob, and work hard to become a husband and father that his family wouldn’t be ashamed of.
Moon Jung-hee, who incidentally played Jung Jun-ho’s wife in their last drama Mama, has been cast to play his wife. She’ll have a ragey mother-in-law to contend with, as well as a troublemaker teen to raise. And playing Jung Jun-ho’s main rival is Jung Woong-in (Yong-pal), whose character is the head of the construction company within their mob organization. I guess that means he’ll be vying for control, and being a general scarypants. Though it’s a comedy, so he might be an ineffectual rival, which would be awesome.
Directing is PD Kang Dae-sun of I Do, I Do, Gold Rainbow, and My Princess, and writing is Sohn Geun-joo, who penned the fifth movie of the series, Return of the Mafia/Marrying the Mafia 5, as well as the daily drama What Is a Mom.
Sweet Family will follow She Was Pretty on Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning in November.
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