Ahn Jae-hong, Gong Myung offered leads in JTBC rom-com Melo Suits Me
Ahn Jae-hong, Gong Myung, Chun Woo-hee, Jeon Yeo-bin
Director Lee Byung-heon is currently riding a huge wave of success for his film Extreme Job, which is breaking records left and right, and is currently standing at the second-highest grossing film in Korean history. Which is why there’s understandably a lot of buzz surrounding the director’s first foray into dramaland with JTBC’s Melo Suits Me. The rom-com is still in the casting phase and has most recently sent offers out to Ahn Jae-hong (Fight My Way) and Gong Myung (Extreme Job).
It’s still early days yet, so we don’t have much information regarding the specific characters offered to the two actors, but we do know that the show will center around three girl friends in their thirties, who share everything about their work and love lives. It’s pretty much as generic as you can get in terms of synopses, but I’m always up for a female-focused show, and a rom-com at that. There are also offers out to Chun Woo-hee (Argon) and Jeon Yeo-bin (Live, Save Me) to presumably make up two-thirds of that main trio.
All the actors are in that “positively considering” stage, but hopefully, we get some confirmations soon since filming is scheduled to commence next month. It’ll be interesting to see whether director Lee Byung-heon will be able to bring his signature form of comedy into this new format, and whether he’ll be able to reunite with both Ahn Jae-hong and Gong Myung, who starred in his films Twenty and Extreme Job, respectively.
Melo Suits Me is slated to air on JTBC in the latter half of this year.