Ji Jin-hee up to join Kim Nam-joo in her comeback drama Misty
Kim Nam-joo, Ji Jin-hee
Second To Last Love’s Ji Jin-hee is considering his next project to be Misty, the JTBC drama currently courting Kim Nam-joo (You Who Rolled In Unexpectedly) to headline. According to his agency, he’s received an offer to be the male lead, but nothing has been decided yet. The details on the drama are similarly vague, although it’s described as being in the thriller genre.
If he does confirm, I think a potential love line between his character and Kim Nam-joo’s could be a cute one. It’ll be her first drama after taking a hiatus to focus on her family life since her back-to-back award-winning dramas You Who Rolled In Unexpectedly and Queen of Reversals. Meanwhile, Ji Jin-hee has steadily built up his resumé with diverse projects like extramarital affair drama I Have a Lover and supernatural romance Blood.
I think I liked him best as the quirky middle-aged virgin in slice-of-life rom-com The Man Who Can’t Get Married, although the drama flew under the radar. Despite his earlier success in sageuks Dae Jang Geum and Dong Yi, his recent projects have not received quite the same ratings love from the domestic audience. But hopefully a matchup with the charismatic (and ratings draw) Kim Nam-joo will net him a new success story.
Thriller Misty, directed by PD Mo Wan-il (Beautiful Mind, Sirius), is tentatively scheduled to broadcast next January on JTBC.
Via FN Star
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