Kim So-hyun up for Miss Granny drama remake
Good news! Kim So-hyun (Radio Romance) is considering an offer to star in the drama remake of the 2014 hit family movie Miss Granny. Lovable ajusshi Kwon Hae-hyo (Lingerie Girls’ Generation) has already confirmed that he will be acting in the drama remake, but Kim So-hyun is still reviewing the script. As she is still filming her new drama Love Alarm, the production team and her agency are trying to see if this remake would fit into her schedule.
If you haven’t seen the movie (you should go see it), it’s about a crochety granny in her seventies who is so irascible and nagging that her grown son (to be played by Kwon Hae-hyo in the drama) decides to send her to a nursing facility. She wakes up one day to realize she has the body of a young woman, and she decides to explore the desires and passions she wanted to pursue in her youth in this new body. She encounters her son and his family in this new identity, and becomes friends with her own grandson.
The movie was really touching and heartfelt when it came to subtle expressions of familial love and friendship, and I’m excited to see how they’ll adapt it to the longer drama format. Shim Eun-kyung was so perfect in the movie’s lead role as Miss Granny, that I think I’ll find it hard to see anyone else in it. But if anyone can create a distinct but equally adorable granny persona, it’s going to be Kim So-hyun.
Miss Granny is being co-produced by Idea Factory and Ye-in Entertainment, and the rights for the Japanese market have already been purchased by Japanese company WITHSTARS. Currently Miss Granny is in the casting phase, and will begin filming as soon as it’s locked down a cast. As of yet, there is no broadcasting station attached.
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