Suzy, Nam Joo-hyuk courted for tvN’s Sandbox
Management for Suzy (Vagabond) and Nam Joo-hyuk (The Light in Your Eyes) have both confirmed that the actors are favorably considering roles in a new tvN drama called Sandbox (working title).
If he accepts, Nam Joo-hyuk will be playing the part of Nam Do-san. The founder of a tech start-up, he enjoys both coding and knitting in his spare time. As a child, he was the youngest winner of a mathematics competition and was the pride of the Nam family name. However, now, 15 years later, he’s on the verge of entering the family hall of shame as it’s been 2 years since he and his friends launched the start-up and they’re running out of money.
Enter Suzy who has been offered the part of Seo Dal-mi. After dropping out of college, she enters the working field early and steadily builds a strong network of relationships through a myriad of part-time jobs. With the dream of becoming the next Steve Jobs and to be more successful than her sister, she diligently saves a nest egg of funds in order to start her future company. However, she somehow gets involved with Nam’s character and joins the start-up team in hopes of creating the next Google or Amazon together.
On the production side, it’s been reported that writer Park Hye-ryun (Pinnochio) will be writing the scripts. If Suzy accepts, this will be the writer’s third time working with her after While You Were Sleeping and Dream High. It would also be a reunion for the director currently attached to this project, PD Oh Choong-hwan (Hotel Del Luna), who was also part of the While You Were Sleeping team.
This isn’t the first time that Suzy and Nam Joo-hyuk were potentially paired as they were previously courted for Come Here and Hug Me (which ultimately went to Jin Ki-joo and Jang Ki-yong), so maybe the fates will align for Sandbox. Either way, Nam Joo-hyuk has a busy year ahead as he is already appearing in Netflix’s Nurse Teacher Ahn Eun-young and writer Noh Hee-kyung’s HERE in 2020.
tvN’s upcoming Sandbox is currently still in the planning stages and is slotted to air in the latter half of next year.
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