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A Gentleman’s Dignity inches closer to securing its cast

A whole lotta names are being bandied about for A Gentleman’s Dignity, the new drama set to come from the Secret Garden and Lovers in Paris scriptwriter (hence the heightened buzz).

Jang Dong-gun (Good Morning President) and Lee Na-young (Runaway Plan B) were both previously in contention, and their names have resurface as leading candidates to headline the series. Although the bottom line hasn’t changed (neither is confirmed, both are “positively considering”), the fact that a fresh news cycle has brought both of them up suggests that the drama is close to finalizing negotiations.

It appears Lee Na-young is the one with the stronger likelihood at this point, with a source from SBS’s drama department confirming that she’s in negotiations and looking favorably at joining the production. And on the leading man’s side, another name has surfaced as another potential candidate: Kim Myung-min (Beethoven Virus).


Kim Min-jong, Jang Dong-gun, Kim Myung-min

Kim Myung-min’s agency confirmed that he has received the script, but stated that they’ve entered no concrete talks for casting. With most of the press centered around Jang Dong-gun’s casting likelihood, with only a small minority reporting on Kim Myung-min, my gut feeling is that Jang is still by and large the frontrunner.

Meanwhile, in the midst of all this will-(s)he-or-won’t-(s)he speculation, we do have one cast member in place: Kim Min-jong, which makes me happy. I’ve got a lot of old-school affection for him, but he’s also done a solid job of scene-stealing in recent projects, going baddie in A Man Called God and more comic in Athena. Joining him will be God of Study’s Kim Su-ro.

So far, all that we know about the drama is that it’s a romantic melo that’s courting some “men’s Sex and the City” comparisons, featuring late-30s and early-40s men at its center. (Wasn’t that drama already made, titled Hyena, starring Kim Min-jong?) I guess that makes it more like Ajusshis in the City… but when you’ve got men like Jang Dong-gun and Kim Min-jong in the mix, it’s still one sexy city.

A Gentleman’s Dignity plans to air on SBS in March.

Via TV Report, Star News

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Talk about some A list stars!

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dang, who to root for? jang dong-gun or kim myung-min? seriously this is hard.

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I would love to see Jang Dong Gun on the small screen again..that would be great

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The moment I read 'Kim Myung Min', my interest in the drama suddenly shot way up. Even though I'm not really a fan of this writer (or to be precise, her dramas' second halves and endings).

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same with me! the moment I read Kim Myung-min. <3

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Yum is all I can say.

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Thanks for the info...I'm a little confused here, so kim min-jeong is not the leading man?

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Yay! Love Kim Min-jong in Athena and Kim Myung-min in Closer To Heaven.

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OMG can you actually imagine what it would be like if Jang Dong Gun actually made a comeback?....that would be bigger than that of anyone in recent memory...and I adore Lee Na Young...my only crutch is the writer...while I've never hated any of them and even had fun watching them, they never grabbed me at my emotional center....

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it would be a miracle to see chae rim to be paired once again with jang dong gun

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Kim min jong for me...

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Hmmm, I'm still leaning to towards jang do gun. He's been outof dramas for a lot longer, so it wld be awesome too see him in a drama again!

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i would luv to see jang dong gun and lee na young pairing up in a drama. they both look so good together in cfs especially the samsung card cf. However, i love kim myung min's acting. He's one of the best actor of Korea and it'll be great to see him again in a drama.

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Indeed a SEXY CITY!! I'm all for it if they are in it!

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Kim Myung Min please...

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I hope Kim Myung Min, but whoever is elected will do the best and hopefully it can give you the best .. love KMM ^^

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