Baek Jin-hee cast opposite Choi Jin-hyuk in Pride and Prejudice
It looks like there’s been a complete casting overhaul for MBC’s new Monday-Tuesday legal drama Pride and Prejudice, with Choi Jin-hyuk (Fated To Love You) up to star as the leading man after Daniel Choi was courted; now Baek Jin-hee (Triangle) is being wooed to play the heroine after Kim Ah-joong was offered the role. They could be really cute together, though they feel a little bit more like a rom-com coupling than one for a heavier legal drama like this.
The legal drama (which has nothing to do with Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice) comes from writer Lee Hyun-joo of School 2013 and PD Kim Jin-min of Time Between Dog and Wolf. It’s set in the world of prosecutors and lawyers, each with different ambitions and prejudices for and against the bureaucratic system. The hero is a chief prosecutor who enjoys prestige and money, and worked his way up on the fast track because he was smart enough to skip grades to become a prosecutor at age 21.
The heroine is a junior prosecutor, known for her dogged investigative skills. She’s more like a detective with a prosecutor’s badge, because she started as a cop and changed course to go to law school and become a prosecutor. She’s stubborn and only cares about the truth, which is exactly the kind of detective or prosecutor who’s always jumping into the fray and then getting reprimanded later. She sounds like a cool character, though I think it’ll take some convincing for me to believe Baek Jin-hee was once a tough-as-nails detective-in-training before law school. Fingers crossed for smart, witty banter between two legal hotshots.
Pride and Prejudice plans to start shooting later this month, and follows Records of a Night Watchman on Mondays and Tuesdays in October.
Via TV Report
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