Park Min-young, Seo Kang-joon considering JTBC bookstore romance
Well, don’t they make a pretty picture. JTBC has a new drama in the works called I Will Find You When the Weather Is Nice, which is a bit of a mouthful of a title. The drama is an adaptation of a 2018 novel of the same name, penned by writer Lee Do-woo, and is already making some buzz with its potential casting news. Park Min-young (Her Private Life) and Seo Kang-joon (Watcher) have both been offered lead roles, and both actors are reportedly reviewing the script.
The show is in its early stages, without even a director or a writer attached to the adaptation, which is why I’m a little surprised to hear that casting is already underway. But I’m looking forward to seeing how the show shapes up, because the synopsis of the novel that the show is adapted from sounds like a thoughtful, introspective snapshot of two people who fall in love. And the fact that a bookstore plays a major role in the story is a massive positive from me.
The reports don’t specify which roles have been offered to Park Min-young and Seo Kang-joon, but I think it’s safe to assume that if they join the show, they’ll play the lead couple. Park Min-young’s would-be character is an art instructor who quits her job at a prep academy after an incident with one of her students. She decides to go stay with her aunt, who runs a guesthouse, and comes across a high school classmate who now owns a bookstore that was converted from a small, old house. That classmate is the male lead, who used to harbor a crush on her, and who gives her a part-time job managing the bookstore while she stays in the area for the winter.
A wintry, countryside setting and a quaint, homey bookstore? Sign me up. Although I might have to wait for quite a while – I Will Find You When the Weather Is Nice is slated to air on JTBC sometime in 2020.
Via Maeil Kyungjae
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