Lee Sung-kyung offered new rom-com from I Remember You writer
Ooh yay, there’s a new drama in the works from writer Kwon Ki-young of the layered mystery thriller I Remember You, the political rom-com All About My Romance, and the workplace comedy Protect the Boss, and an offer is out to Lee Sung-kyung (Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju) to headline. It’s only been a month since the delightful coming-of-age drama Weightlifting Fairy ended its run, but I already miss Bok-ju, a character that really solidified Lee Sung-kyung’s potential as a leading actress.
The new SBS drama is called Beware This Woman, and it’s a rom-com set in the legal world about prosecutors and judges, with an added thriller bent when a killer comes after them. So… like I Hear Your Voice, or maybe a lighter version of I Remember You? That sounds good to me, since I’ve mostly found rom-coms and killers to be a strangely addictive combination when it comes to dramas. There’s nothing like danger to motivate your romantic leads to stay close!
Lee Sung-kyung has been offered the lead role, a judicial trainee who suddenly finds herself a suspect in a murder case. She looks innocent and delicate on the outside, but she was a Taekwondo athlete in her youth, and can hold her own. Well after playing a national weightlifter, I don’t think she’ll have a hard time pulling that off.
It does sound a little bit like it might overlap with Lee Jong-seok and Suzy’s upcoming drama While You Were Sleeping in setting or theme, but we’ll have to wait and see how the plot and characters differ as casting develops. I Remember You was notable for its intriguing criminal psychology and characterization of serial killers, so I’m looking forward to this writer’s next project, which is sure to be creepy and thrilling in all the best ways.
Beware This Woman will be directed by PD Park Sun-ho, who must be new (there are no credits listed under that name), and it’ll be a Wednesday-Thursday drama on SBS following Saimdang, Light’s Diary in May.
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