JTBC’s Man to Man holds first table read
The cast of JTBC’s new drama Man to Man recently gathered for the first table read. Headliners Park Hae-jin (Cheese in the Trap), Park Sung-woong (Remember—Son’s War), and Kim Min-jung (Master of Trade—Inn 2015) were in attendance, as well as supporting cast members Yeon Jung-hoon (Mask), Chae Jung-ahn (Entertainer), Chun Ho-jin (Moonlight Drawn By Clouds), Jang Hyun-sung (Doctors), Lee Shi-un (W—Two Worlds), and Oh Na-Ra (Flower in Prison). An impressive cast, no? Plus, a Song Joong-ki (Descended From the Sun) cameo was announced not too long ago in case anyone needed an extra nudge to tune in.
Written by Kim Won-seok (co-writer of Descended From the Sun) and directed by Lee Chang-min (Remember—Son’s War), Man to Man is the story of a black ops agent named Kim Seol-woo (played by Park Hae-jin) whose job is to protect Park Sung-woong’s stuntman-turned-Hallyu star character named Yeo Woon-kwang as part of a top secret mission. Kim Min-jung plays Cha Do-ha, Yeo Woon-kwang’s number one fan since forever, who’s also the president of his fan club and recently turned manager at his agency. And Yeon Jung-hoon plays Mo Seung-jae, the villainous third-generation chaebol with a hidden ambitious agenda.
I thoroughly enjoyed Descended From the Sun probably more than I should’ve (I’m powerless to the Song Hye-gyo effect), but I wasn’t a fan of the messy direction in Remember—Son’s War which eventually prompted me to discontinue watching. Not sure how this Descended writer-Remember PD pairing will turn out, but I’ll hold out hope because the cast is pretty strong.
Man to Man will be 100 percent preproduced and is expected to air in the first half of 2017. Cameras will roll later this month.
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