Daniel Henney up for Goodbye Mr. Black
Well it’s good to know that the new revenge drama Goodbye Mr. Black has found itself a new home at MBC and has withstood rounds of rumors that it would never make it on the air. It’s now being planned for a March broadcast, and has begun casting again for supporting characters. An offer is currently out to Daniel Henney (Runaway: Plan B) to join the cast, which I could honestly take or leave — he’s very pretty, but I find him so uninteresting as an actor. He does fit an obvious type though — worldly, handsome, successful — and casting him is pretty much a shorthand for that character type now.
Goodbye Mr. Black is the manhwa adaptation that’s loosely based on The Count of Monte Cristo, about the revenge of a man betrayed by his best friend and lover. Thankfully, the production didn’t lose any of its main actors during all of the broadcast scheduling hullabaloo. Lee Jin-wook (The Time I’ve Loved You) stars as the hero, a former naval officer who sets his sights on revenge when he’s framed for a crime and stabbed in the back by those closest to him.
Moon Chae-won (Good Doctor) is the cheerful young woman the hero fake-marries as part of his new cover identity, and she begins to change him and rebuild his faith in humanity. Kim Kang-woo (Missing Noir M) plays a chaebol who made his fortune in petroleum, and is now the CEO of a resort. And Song Jae-rim (Unkind Women) is a publisher and news editor who believes that the media has more power than the law.
Daniel Henney is being courted for the role of a financial adviser for an investment trust company, who also serves as the president of a non-government organization. He’s got good sense, he’s quick on the uptake, and he has a bright personality too. He’s always surrounded by women and knows just about every eligible bachelorette worth knowing, but remains single. He’ll be a benefactor to Moon Chae-won’s character, and he’s described as a dependable Daddy Long Legs type. Daddy Long Legs pretty much spells romantic doom in dramaland, but come on, were we really expecting anyone else to have a shot when she’s contract-marrying Lee Jin-wook?
Goodbye Mr. Black will air on Wednesdays and Thursdays in March on MBC.
Via IS Plus
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- Goodbye, Goodbye Mr. Black
- Kim Kang-woo up to join SBS’s Goodbye Mr. Black
- Song Jae-rim added to revenge drama Goodbye Mr. Black
- Lee Jin-wook, Moon Chae-won to headline revenge drama Goodbye Mr. Black
- Moon Chae-won offered lead in SBS’s Goodbye Mr. Black
- SBS eyes manhwa adaptation Goodbye Mr. Black