Daemul comes back with Go Hyun-jung
After a turbulent production history, SBS’s Daemul (aka Big Fish) is back on, and Go Hyun-jung has been (re-)confirmed as the female lead playing the country’s first woman president.
The project had been set to go into production last year and had cast Go Hyun-jung opposite Kwon Sang-woo as a male gigolo who romances the president. But after director changes and continued delays, it was finally scrapped. Then, in April of this year, news resurfaced of a potential revival, but there had been no updates to the project until now.
The production had even taken legal action against Go earlier this year when she finally moved on from the floundering Daemul to take on Queen Seon-deok, and the company accused her of breaching her contract. (She fought back and other reports contended that she and Kwon were let go.) But there must not be any hard feelings and having Go on their side can only be a positive thing, as she is coming off a fabulous turn in Seon-deok and is being buzzed about as a virtual lock for the MBC Acting Daesang award, to be announced later today.
Now, we’ll just see who takes the male lead. I actually think it would be a great part for Kwon Sang-woo to take, and a much better one than his disappointing role in this year’s Cinderella Man. Daemul does not yet have a filming schedule.
Via Yonhap News