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Fantasy drama Goblin courts Yook Sung-jae to play a rebel

Oh I hope this casting sticks, because Yook Sung-jae (Village: Secret of Achiara) has been getting a lot of drama offers lately — Moonlight Drawn By Clouds, Shopping King Louie — that he ultimately turned down due to scheduling conflicts, but I’d like to see him in a drama before the year is out. He’s currently entertaining an offer to join the cast of tvN’s fantasy drama Goblin, the next series from writer Kim Eun-sook (Descended From the Sun, Heirs). The show still doesn’t have a director attached, but news just broke that PD Lee Eung-bok of Descended From the Sun just quit his post at KBS, freeing him up just in time to take on Goblin. There’s no confirmation that the writer-director team will reunite, but it seems a likely possibility.

Goblin stars Gong Yoo (Big) as the titular goblin who protects souls, and Lee Dong-wook (Bubblegum) as an amnesiac reaper who takes souls. The story is about them living together in a bizarre arrangement, as they usher souls to the afterlife. The goblin is also in search of a human bride to end his immortality, played by Kim Go-eun (Cheese in the Trap), and an offer is out to Yoo Inna (One More Happy Ending) to play a sunny character who’s used to being loved by all men, but falls for the first one who doesn’t lose to her.

Yook Sung-jae is up for the role of a third-generation chaebol heir. The character is the eldest grandson of a family that runs a major corporation, so wealthy that “born with a golden spoon in his mouth” doesn’t suffice in describing his worth, and he’s a troublemaker with a blazing rebellious streak. Well, I liked his broody rebellious character in Who Are You–School 2015 more than his dopey deputy character in Village, so I think it’ll suit him well.

Yook Sung-jae doesn’t have many projects under his belt yet, but he’s a promising up-and-comer with adorable puppy tendencies, and I think he’d be crazy to turn down a project like this. And I know — it’s probably not the case that Yook Sung-jae’s character will end up as Gong Yoo’s pet, but come on, I don’t see why not.

Goblin starts shooting next month, and plans to follow The K2 on weekends in December.

Via IS Plus, Xports News

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I am not impressed with his acting actually. But just a supporting role is fine for him, not lead role. Anyway, can't wait for goblin

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Well, he definitely deserved the leading role over Nam Joo-hyuk in School 2015. But, then again, I am impressed by his acting (for a rookie) so that's probably why I think that.

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He definitely out acted NJH in school 2015. He is extremely watchable compared to other idols/models/etc all

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This drama is doing so well with castings. That writer really knows who should cast for actors. Her storyline are still boring for me.

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Wait! Did he also get offer for shopping king Louie too? Which role? SIG's role?

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Yep. The role was initially offered to him then after he turned down, the role was offered to SIG. That's what I read.

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For real? He was offered for a LEAD ROLE and he turned down? And it turned out to be Seo In Guk was only a second option over Sung Jae?
WHAAAA!
anyway, i'm still wanting to see these two in one drama maybe as a sibling?

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It's never confirmed. He's probably one of the candidates for the lead role

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* has never been confirmed

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https://youtu.be/w6WlLTu835Y

did u guys watch this yet?

ysj: so gongtaegwang is a character with crazy weirdness(dolkki) with 4D....

ksh gets flustered because people dont usually use the term dolkki at a formal press conference

mc: do you have any traits that overlaps with the character your playing?

everyone nods*
ysk: yes to say in percentange, it would be 120 percent

gong taegwang=ysj=dolkki

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What are they really doing? I miss GTG. haha

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December is too far away, please come faster. I'm so excited for his casting news. Coz, I currently have not much dramas to watch. W is the only one I've enjoyed for now.

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I know it's shameless to write sth totally out of context but im really curious if jealousy incarnate will be recapped here or not? I dont see it be recapped anywhere and I was really looking forward to JB's first ep recap but I guess she's already doing moonlight.

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Considering the great cast, I'm sure SOMEONE will pick it up here. Maybe not JB or GF, but I'm sure a minion will!

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Maybe the minions that worked on the Wanted recaps?

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The casting director is so determined to make me watch Goblin. LOL. First they have my old crushes Gong Yoo and Lee Dong Wook, then Yook Sung Jae the cutie pie. It seems the casting is even more star-studded than DOTS if that's possible.

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YSJ is a real life chaebol too! This role suits him perfectly lol Go slay my boy, Yook-gun!

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cant wait to see the sexy goblin... :)
well there is a sentence i thought i'll never say! LOL

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They've managed to round up my favourite screen stealing actors, this is amazing! ? His performances are amazing to me, it has been a year and I don't think I'll ever forget Tae Kwang.

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I hope the story wont be boring like dots.

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Secret Garden was a lot more interesting than DoTS so I guess the supernatural helps. I miss Gong Yoo so much so I hope they don't waste his awesomeness.

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I hope he accepts! I want to see him back on my screen. I got into Kpop thanks to him and Btob so I have a special fondness for him :)

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WHAT A CAST. I feel like we are getting so many dramas with fantastic casts this year. Hopefully the story will love up to it. If it doesn't, hopefullly the actors and director can save it lol.

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Yes please!

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KES is forever a deterent for me since the Heirs, but good luck to him.

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Awww, our maknae!!! I loved Tae Kwang more as well but I think he did dopey deputy justice, he had little touches to the character that I think other actors would not have given. So excited! Hope he gets a decent love interest though

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I am still sad over the fact that they had to turn down Moonlight Drawn by Clouds and Shopping King Louie so I really really hope they accept the role in Goblin coz I need to see Sungjae in a drama this year!!! BTOB comeback is scheduled this October so yeah...he will most likely slave himself again but I misssssss him on screen!

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HE CONFIIIIRMED! Yes I agree that he'll probably wear himself out again - he already looks thinner now :(

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Yessss....and I'm so happy that he's confirmed for the role! I'm glad that his kdrama comeback is Goblin. I'm watching Moonlight Drawn by Clouds right now (and enjoying it) but whenever his almost-role comes on-screen...I still wish its Sungjae.

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He confirmed!!!!

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