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Lee Jung-jin joins tvN youth romance The Liar and His Lover

Lee Jung-jin (The K2) is heading over to tvN (or should I say staying there for the time being) for his next project, manga remake project The Liar and His Lover (literally, the title means “she loves lies too much”), in which he’ll be playing a music producer who helps out our hero. (I know, another supporting role for him! — although this is a drama with a youthful bent, so it makes some sense.)

The Liar and His Lover previously cast Lee Hyun-woo (Moorim School) in the leading role of songwriting genius Kang Han-gyul (Lee Hyun-woo), whose identity is hidden for an undisclosed reason. He falls for high schooler Yoon So-rim, the girl with the “vitamin voice” who’ll be played by Red Velvet idol Joy, in what is described as a youthful, refreshing romance.

Lee Jung-jin’s character, Choi Jin-hyuk, is a producer with a Midas touch who has the highly refined ability to suss out talent. He’s also the CEO of an agency that manages a popular group of which Han-gyul is a member (ah, so is it a secret that he writes the songs, then?). Jin-hyuk discovered Han-gyul and values his talents highly; he’s described as Han-gyul’s helper and someone that Han-gyul needs. But it won’t be entirely smooth sailing between the two, because producer Jin-hyuk is insistent on music needing to be as commercially viable as it is well-crafted, and he and Han-gyul butt heads over the issue.

I still don’t see where the lying motif comes in, but I’m a sucker for dramas about youthful romances, dramas about music, and dramas that give Lee Hyun-woo a chance to shine. (I’ve been quite sad about the projects he’s taken on as he transitions out of child roles, and would dearly love to see him pull off a strong role in a successful drama.) This may be the thing to wipe She’s So Lovable from my mind (one hopes!).

The company producing the drama is Bon Factory, which was behind a number of rom-com hits, including Master’s Sun, She Was Pretty, and You’re Beautiful. Directing is PD Kim Jin-min of Marriage Contract and Pride and Prejudice. The Liar and His Lover will be tvN’s next Monday-Tuesday drama, following the just-premiered Introverted Boss; it kicks off in March.

Via Ten Asia

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haha hated him in the K2 but looking forward to seeing him in this drama

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Nooooo Lee Jung-jin !!!!I loved him so much in 9ends2out, I can not understand, for the life of me, why he is never cast as a lead..... He is such a good actor, what a waste of his talent...

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Yes!!! I don't get it. I literally rewatched all of 9 End 2 Outs last month and can't figure out why he's not getting better roles than this! He needs to switch companies!

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Ugh, I've never understood that, either! I luuurve him.

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He was the main character in Kim Ki Duk's movie Pieta.That is not something to be ignored.

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They're starting filming tomorrow but they have yet to announce the other cast members. Who are the friends of Yoon Sorim? Who will play as the other members of Hangyul's band? Who will play Mari's role? I need to know ASAP hahaha

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Although I'm pessimistic about this show, for the sake of Lee Hyun Woo and Lee Jung Jin, please be good!

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He was lead in a weekend drama with Eugene a couple of years back. Totally makjang with high ratings.

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So makjang that i hated the drama (love him and Eugene though).

And I do echo that this man truly deserves a lead role. He's lead role material.

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He is playing "Choi Jin HYuk"? Now we will have to wait for Choi Jin Hyuk to be cast and play "Lee Jung Jin" lol!

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Am I the only one who thinks that he looks like an older version of Song Joongki? Especially in 2 Outs in the 9th Inning.

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He has one of the most gorgeous smiles I've ever seen.

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Would love to see him in a leading role.
Watched the japanese movie adaptation of this manga. :)

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There was a rumor a while back that Lee Jung-jin got into a fight with a PD who had been a nobody at the time but later became huge which is why he has so few leading roles despite having great acting skills and being so tall and handsome. I hope he gets a loveline though... and I hope he gets another leading role sometime soon.

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Lesson: Be nice to the nobody. They may well be somebody one day and remember how you treated them.

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I haven't seen the J-movie version movie yet.

HanGyul is hiding his true identity to others that means he lies and possibly makes up stories about himself in order for others not to find out who he is.
That makes him called a "liar" in the title of the drama.

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Joy-ah.......please be good

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The lying is in reference to LHW's character who despite being a celeb says that he's a NEET to our hs heroine. The plot twist for him is that she falls for him even though she believes that he's some unemployed slacker. He also lies about a bunch of other pointless things that creates unnecessary angst in their relationship lol. I had a love hate relationship with the JP original manga. I'm glad they cast LHW though so the pairing doesn't seem as creepy. I never got over the age gap in the original because he's fully an adult and she's a tiny naive hs girl.

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How are they going to deal with the underage issue? It's not a big deal for me but probably will for a lot of people. It's goblin all over again.

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They'll probably get rid of it entirely. Lee Hyun-woo is only a few years older than Joy.

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He falls for high schooler : * sigh* Wow, that's a fresh idea ! ?

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I've read this manga... I have to say they all seem miscast... I saw Joy with her new hair and she actually looks okay, except she's tall. But the manga character wasn't a realistic character lol so I'll have to see how they wrote her for the drama. Lee Hyunwoo, tbh, I think he's even more miscast... Aki in the manga is quite tall, it isn't just that the girl is petite. Plus he has sharp features and he's lanky and all brooding but also childish at times. As for the producer, I kinda imagined him to look older with a more scruffy appearance lol

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I see Lee Jung Jin, I click ;)

Also, LEE HYUN WOO IS BACK IN DRAMALAND!!!

I am happy

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Lee Jung Jin!! Full of charisma with amazing acting skills, he totally deserve more lead roles!! Can't get enough of him in 9 ends 2 out and Hundred Years of Inheritance :)

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