Park Hee-soon to make drama comeback in Beautiful World
It’s been a long 4 years since actor Park Hee-soon (Missing Noir M) was last in a drama, and he has confirmed that he will be returning to dramaland in JTBC’s upcoming melo, Beautiful World.
A terrible incident takes place in which a student becomes critically injured in an act of violence at school. The family of the student then begins to seek out the truth and attempts to uncover what happened. Though the world is a chaotic place of deceit and callousness to other people’s sufferings, the drama will strive to find a “beautiful world” in which everyone can embrace one another’s emotional scars and pain.
Park Hee-soon will be taking the role of the victim’s father, Park Moo-jin. His character is a high school physics teacher who’s an easy-going optimist with a peacekeeper mindset. His main goal in life is to be a great father and a great person. Thus far, the family has led a normal and happy life. However, their peaceful life is uprooted overnight when their son is assaulted at school.
Chu Ja-hyun (Temptation of Wife) plays his wife, Kang In-ha, who runs a bakery named after their children. Though she and her husband believe that happiness does not necessarily come from attending a fancy school, she wants the best in life for her children. She ultimately convinces the family to move to a neighborhood with better schools to give the children a chance at better opportunities. Along with her husband, she will stop at nothing to bring to light the truth about what happened to their son.
Cast as the parents of the student who committed the assault, are Oh Man-seok (Investigation Couple) and Jo Yeo-jung (Perfect Wife). The pair are very privileged and have never known true hardships or failure. As a result, they neither care about nor understand other people’s difficulties. Though their son was the assailant, their love blinds them to his faults. They believe their son to be good-natured and are unable to see him as a perpetrator. In total denial, they rush to cover up their son’s “mistakes” and to close the case quickly.
In the production side, the capable hands of Director Park Chan-hong and writer Kim Ji-woo will be partnering up again for JTBC’s Beautiful World. The two have had a long history of working together, including on well-received projects such as Resurrection, Devil, Shark, and Memory.
Beautiful World is currently being planned to air in April of next year.
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