Bu Bu Jing Xin remake Moon Lovers courts Nam Joo-hyuk
At this rate, every flower boy actor in dramaland will be cast in this drama. Totally not a complaint, by the way, but then you probably already knew that. Moon Lovers, the Korean drama remake of the hit Chinese series Bu Bu Jing Xin, is adding another name to the “considering-favorably” list of cast hopefuls. Nam Joo-hyuk (Who Are You—School 2015) is being courted to join the series, despite the fact that his next drama Cheese in the Trap will be airing from January to March of next year. No rest for the new kid on the block, I see.
The original drama was a time-slip romance that took a contemporary heroine and sent her back to the Qing era, where she was embroiled in a royal love triangle (Square? Hexagon? From the way you guys talk, maybe it’s more like dodecahedron?) with princes. The Korean remake will take a heroine from present-day Seoul and send her back in time to early Goryeo.
Lee Jun-ki (Scholar Who Walks the Night) is being courted to play Gwangjong, Goryeo’s fourth king, and Kang Haneul (Misaeng) is confirmed to play his main rival. Additional princes will be played by Hong Jong-hyun (Mama) and EXO idol Baekhyun, though we haven’t heard much detail about their roles.
It hasn’t been announced what role Nam Joo-hyuk has been offered, though I’m guessing it’s safe to assume he’s probably another prince? I could see him as a flower boy scholar too, of course, in case everyone doesn’t have to be a royal to be on this love train. What I’m more curious about is who they’ll get to play the heroine that ALL of the boys fall in love with.
Directing the remake is PD Kim Kyu-tae of It’s Okay, It’s Love and That Winter, the Wind Blows, and writer Jo Yoon-young of Cinderella Man and Save the Last Dance for Me is penning the script. The drama plans to film in advance of its broadcast, and is set to begin shooting in mid-February.
Moon Lovers doesn’t have a broadcaster yet; it hopes to air in late 2016.
Via Xports News
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