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Kim Kang-woo to play tyrant king

I like the way the pieces are falling into place for the upcoming sageuk film The King’s Advisor. Joo Ji-hoon (Medical Top Team) had already signed on as the treacherous advisor who wields immense power over King Yeonsangun, widely regarded as one of the worst kings of the Joseon era. Joo’s advisor character is thought to be one of the king’s most loyal subjects, but behind the scenes, he uses the king’s trust against him and brings about his political ruin.

Sources have now confirmed that Kim Kang-woo (Golden Cross, Tabloid: Dangerous Rumor) has signed on to play the merciless, savage king, who eventually gets overthrown by his former supporters and subjects. Kim expressed excitement for the role, saying he’s always wanted to play King Yeonsangun: “His lunacy and inner cool-headed charisma attracted me to the part.” It will be the actor’s first foray into the sageuk world, and I’m anticipating what he can do with this villainous character.

Relative newcomer Im Ji-yeon (Obsessed) has been cast as the female lead. When the king decrees that 10,000 of the most beautiful women in the country be gathered at the palace, Im will catch the eye of Joo Ji-hoon, who’s been tasked with the responsibility, and she will be selected to join the thousands of attractive females forced to work as palace entertainers. We’re not given much else on her character yet; just a hint that there’s more to her character hidden away under her veil. Drama veteran Chun Ho-jin (Doctor Stranger, Two Weeks) will play Joo’s father, another advisor, while newcomer Lee Yoo-young (Late Spring) will play Im Ji-yeon’s rival.

The King’s Advisor will be directed by Min Kyu-dong (All About My Wife, All For Love), and will be a reunion for the writer-director and Joo Ji-hoon (they worked together on Antique Bakery). The movie will begin shooting in September for a 2015 release.

Via Osen, E Daily

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Chae do woo is still one of my all time favorite drama villains and it's gonna be great to have Kim Kang Woo back on the antagonist side again.

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Chae Do-woo is super awesome <3 Love Kim Kang-woo's performance in that drama.

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agree with both of you!!!

Do Woo was cool and scary. His evilness was never in the words he said nor was it the voice he created and mostly not the destructive force he used. it was the aura and the eyes that just Kim Kang Woo created that made him so scary....

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It seems interesting....... But I didn't like Imjiyeon in Obsessed she was boring .... But I'm definitely going to tune in ?

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So glad Joo Ji-hoon is being cast in more movies. I would love to see him in an historical drama.

Didn't think I would ever use the term "mane of glory" but Ji-hoon with long hair!!

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The film seems to have quite an interesting plot plus they have acquired 2 wonderful actors. I will keep an eye out for it!

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this seems like an interesting drama! can't wait!

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Definitely will be on a lookout for this!

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Pretty sure Kim Kang Woo has been in a sageuk before. I believe it was Bichunmoo although as a minor character.

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ooh, this sounds like a juicy show!

Looking forward to ti.

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I have chills!!!!! I just think about Kim Kang Woo in Story of a Man and I know he will kill this!!!! One of the best actors around and most underrated!

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