IU courted to reunite with Kim Soo-hyun in Producer
Well, you had me at Cha Tae-hyun, but I won’t say no if you just keep casting people I like. KBS’s new drama about varietyland called Producer has an offer out to singer-actress IU (Pretty Man, You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin) to play the leading lady, opposite Kim Soo-hyun in a possible Dream High reunion. How cute would they be? I feel a Dream High marathon weekend coming on…
The showbiz drama comes from star variety PD Seo Soo-min (Superman Returns, 1 Night 2 Days Season 3) and You From Another Star writer Park Ji-eun. It stars Cha Tae-hyun as a 10-year veteran variety PD with a mile-long list of credits to his name, but none of them are noteworthy in any way. Kim Soo-hyun plays the rookie PD who ditches the path to becoming a prosecutor and heads to work at the variety department of a TV network. Why does he do this? Why, for love, of course.
Maybe IU is that reason, though if she is, it makes him a little bit of a crazy fanboy with a pipe dream. She’ll play a singer who began as a trainee at the tender age of 13, and has grown up to be a 10-year veteran top star. She’s an ice princess with a poker face, mostly because she doesn’t like to let anyone else in. She has good reason to be guarded though, because she’s had too much experience with people who act as if they’d carve out their own livers for her if she needed, only to stab her in the back. She now knows to keep everyone at a safe distance, and never lets herself feel deep affection for anyone.
I’m curious to know what kind of variety program the show-within-a-show will be, because the parody possibilities are endless. So far Cha Tae-hyun is confirmed, while Kim Soo-hyun and IU are still considering their offers. The role of a female PD has yet to be cast to complete the main… lovesquare? Sun/hoobae-square? IU has made the transition from singing to acting well, and has gotten considerably better since her acting debut in Dream High. I’d love to see them paired up here, though I’d like some assurances that her ice princess won’t be a bitchy diva without a heart. Coming from the writer who created Chun Song-yi, I guess I don’t really have anything to be worried about, do I?
Producer is tentatively aiming for a Friday-Saturday slot beginning April 17.
Via IS Plus
- Cha Tae-hyun to play veteran variety PD to Kim Soo-hyun’s rookie
- Kim Soo-hyun considers reteaming with You From Another Star writer
- Dramabeans Asks a Korean: What is Seo Taiji’s Sogyeokdong?
- Joo-won offered lead in Korean remake of Nodame Cantabile
- Pretty Man: Episode 1
- Posters for Pretty Man’s pretty cast
- IU to pine after Jang Geun-seok in Pretty Man
- You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin: Episodes 1-2
- Cuteness abounds on the set of Dream High
- Dream High: Episode 1