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First script read for The Man Who Became King

Film-adapted-to-drama The Man Who Became King is a proper prince-and-pauper story loosely based on Prince Gwanghae. In the lead role is the talented Yeo Jin-gu (Reunited Worlds), who plays two roles: Prince Yi Heon and the commoner clown who looks exactly like him. The script read was held recently, and photos from it have been released.

The Man Who Became King tells the story of how the prince ends up switching places with the clown, and the hijinks and great changes that ensue. The pressures of palace life, the deceit, and constant fear of assassination make the prince decide to position a clown in his place. However, leaving the palace doesn’t just lead to absolute peace and comfort for the prince, as his wife begins for fall for his double. Lee Se-young (Hwayugi) will play Prince Yi Heon’s wife, who starts falling in love with her “husband” after the switch occurs.

Kim Sang-kyung (Jang Young-shil) plays the royal chief secretary who brings the clown into the palace on behalf of the prince. Jung Hye-young (Goodbye to Goodbye) plays a gisaeng who has feelings for the chief secretary. Then there’s actor Jang Kwang (About Time) who was in the original film, and he joins the cast as a eunuch who helps the clown pretend to be the prince.

On the other side, there’s Kwon Hae-hyo (Lingerie Girls’ Generation), who plays the Vice Premier who plots against Prince Yi Heon. Additionally, Jang Young-nam (Hundred Million Stars From the Sky) plays the dowager empress who seeks to gain power over Prince Yi Heon.

Others in the supporting cast who were at the script read include: Yoon Jong-seok (The Guest), Oh Ha-nee (The Great Seducer), Yoon Kyung-ho (Fox Bride Star), and Seo Yoon-ah (Matrimonial Chaos).

PD Kim Hee-won (Money Flower) began the script read with this statement: “Casting took a long time, and gathering these actors whom I’ve wanted to work with for this drama was worth the effort. I’m so grateful and happy.” Adding to the sentiment, writer Kim Seon-duk said, “We have waited for this moment. Because we have waited for so long, we cannot expect anything more. We will try our best.”

According to reports, the overall tempo was good, the dynamic and chemistry between the actors were riveting, and each became immersed into his or her role. But the script read was also full of ad-libs and laughter.

tvN’s The Man Who Became King, directed by Kim Hee-won and written by Kim Seon-duk and Shin Ha-eun, will air in 2019.

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OH-HO ... Give it to me now!
Waiting is making me uncomfortable.

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I am so here for this pairing! Can we please have more lead pairings with experienced former child actors!

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also- I did not know that jang young nam was also in this! How can I wait until 2019?

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Tvn is going strong with sageuk, I like the switch identity plots, i hope it will do well YJG has been in a slump lately although Circle was a good drama but it has a decent rating.

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I hope TVN continue to be strong with this. Show got a great casting btw.
That alone made me so overly excited (partly blame my love for sageuk yeo jin goo).

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I generally don't enjoy sageuks but I'm looking forward to this one! <3 Yeo Jin-goo! I hope he picked a winner this time. His drama choices can be... questionable. Isn't he also doing Absolute Boyfriend soon? One of them must be good, right?

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He's filming both at the same time, seems like ABF got a little bit delayed with the production, but they should be around the final leg now. Yeah, IKR at least one has to be good. But I am hoping both would end up good. Please, dramagods.

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Ddabong! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜„

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πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
You had me at "ddabong"!

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Definitely watching this for LSY. I loved her in Wolgyesu and The Best Hit!

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Thanks for your update on THE MAN WHO BECAME KING, @tineybeanie. I loved the movie, and am looking forward to the drama adaptation. Hwaiting, cast & crew!

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Will they also have a moment to sing this Barbie song when Prince and Pauper finally meet face to face please? hahajk

"I'm just like you
You're just like me
There's somewhere else we'd rather be
Somewhere that's ours
Somewhere that dreams come true
Yes I am a BOY like you..."

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The Barbie Prince and the Pauper is really an unrecognized classic...

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OMG, thank you for mentioning one of my favorite Barbie cartoons!
I have a lil sis so we watch a lot of Barbie animations. The Princess and The Pauper has great music! Simply lovely.

And The Island Princess is an awesome musicale.
The Twelve Dancing Princesses has a heavenly score..

sorry, ramblings. I look forward to this show, I enjoyed the movie and Lee Byung Heon and Han Hyo Joo had nice chemistry. The main Eunuch in charge, can't recall the actor's name( he was in Personal Taste), was so memorable.

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exactly THIS. Barbie OSTs are catchy as hell!

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aw bringing back zombie hwaguyi memories

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I have been wanting to watch a good sageuk and this may be it. I liked the original film and looking forward to seeing YJG in the dual role. I also like LSY in Hwayugi so will like to see her take as the princess. πŸ‘

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βœ” I get to see Jingoo as a charismatic king AND as a funny adorable clown
βœ” Jingoo getting paired with a good actress not far from his age.
βœ” Masquerade movie is awesome!
βœ” Amazing casting overall! I love all these actors!
βœ” Heard good things about the PD and the script premise they have shown so far sounds promising

Ooh as a Jingoo fan, I'm truly a happy camper β™₯ I can't wait.

TMWBK already started filming weeks ago and Jingoo is still working on Absolute Boyfriend. Almost everyday you see him filming one or the other. I hope he's staying healthy most of all. Fighting, Jingoo!

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So this going to be a pre produced drama? If so, cheering for the whole production team! Give us a very good period sageuk for 2019 please! Fighting! Fighting!

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Doubt it. It's airing in January (last I heard) so 2 months of filming is not going to get it all done.

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I'm not sure if this drama would be pre-produced or not, but at least they won't be live-filming. 😁 That's good enough for me.

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I think I know what sageuk is stealing my heart after 100DMP :')

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I've never seen a Jin-gu starring drama and I guess this will be the first.

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I'd honestly watch Yeo Jin Goo read from the phone book for 16 episodes, so it's not like I need any convincing to watch this. It sounds right up my alley, I'm excited!

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Wow, both Yeo Jin-gu and Lee Se-young! Definitely going to watch this.

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