Daniel Choi offered leading role in Pride and Prejudice
Okay, so first things first: There’s a new drama called Pride and Prejudice. Sadly, it has nothing to do with Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, though maybe that’s a happy thing? Granted, if you’re wooing Daniel Choi (Big Man, School 2013) to star, you kind of make me want to see him be a Darcy.
When all we knew was the title of the upcoming show, I was wondering how a modern drama adaptation would be any different from pretty much every rom-com drama out there. It turns out this won’t be the show to answer that question — this is the project that was previously known as Lawless World, that was set to be MBC’s next Monday-Tuesday drama in the fall once Dae Jang Geum 2 was shelved.
It’s a drama set in the legal world, which makes me wish they had stuck to Lawless World for the title. I get that Pride and Prejudice fits thematically, but my brain, it can’t undo the associations (Iron Man is bad enough). There isn’t much plot detail beyond the basic parameters that it’ll be a story about the ambitions and loves of characters who work in the legal system.
Daniel Choi is considering the offer for now; if he signs on he’ll be reuniting with writer Lee Hyun-joo of School 2013, which is a good thing in my book, especially if he gets to headline this one. I didn’t catch his last drama Big Man, but he’s an actor who does well in any genre, and could play anything from a jaded lawyer to an earnest prosecutor or anything in between with ease. Directing is PD Kim Jin-min of Time Between Dog and Wolf (also God of War, La Dolce Vita), so I’m expecting a darker thriller or cerebral battle of wits. The genre hasn’t been confirmed, so that’s just a hunch. The darker the better, I say.
Pride and Prejudice will follow Records of a Night Watchman in October.
Via Herald Pop
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