Lee Jung-shin, Lee Yeol-eum headline fantasy romance Longing Heart
Lee Jung-shin, Lee Yeol-eum, Seo Ji-hoon
Mystery fantasy romance Longing Heart has secured its three main leads: Lee Jung-shin (My Sassy Girl) is set to play a man who can’t forget his first love from ten years ago, while Lee Yeol-eum (Monster) plays that first love. And playing the rival is Seo Ji-hoon (School 2017)… who is the hero’s own self from ten years ago.
Lee Jung-shin’s character, Kang Shin-woo, somehow goes back in time to his high school days when he met her, and is given the chance to redo history and set himself up with the girl of his dreams. The only problem is his younger self, who seems to be conniving to thwart him at every turn. Talk about being your own worst enemy.
Shin-woo returns to his high school in the past as a math teacher, where the object of his affections is the model high school student who has both brains and beauty. Although she appears to be bright and perfect on the outside, she’s hiding an inner pain from childhood. She’ll be caught in a love triangle between the older, mature teacher Shin-woo and the gruff awkward schoolboy Shin-woo.
The plot sounds really cute, and specially with such a young rookie cast, I’m sure it’ll have that youthful energetic feel that’s always good to see. Seo Ji-hoon received much praise for his performance in Solomon’s Perjury, and Lee Yeol-eum was lauded similarly for her work in Village: Secret of Achiara, but those were both darker mysteries, so it’ll be interesting to see their chemistry in this brighter rom-com-y drama.
Longing Heart will begin filming at the end of August, and it’s slated to air on SBS Plus by December this year.
Via Chosun Sports