Descended writer attached to Man to Man, Park Hae-jin in talks to star
Before we get too excited: No, not writer Kim Eun-sook, and no, Park Hae-jin has not confirmed yet. What we do know is that Park Hae-jin is still in contention to headline JTBC’s Man to Man, which has brought on Descended From the Sun’s second writer, Kim Won-seok, whose other drama credits are Queen’s Classroom and Friend, Our Legend.
Man to Man is about a longtime celebrity who comes to need a bodyguard, with Park Hae-jin up to play the role of the bodyguard with a background in special investigations. That’s literally the one-line premise, but I did read previous mentions of bromance, so I expect we’ll be getting bonding and growth and a pair of strong performances. I don’t know what kind of character the top star will be, but I imagine the drama will have to cast a pretty big star, to match Park Hae-jin — right now, he’s about as big as you can get. Well, maybe aside from Kim Soo-hyun. Heyo, You From Another Star reunion!
When the drama was first announced, there was no writer or director attached, but I have to think Descended From the Sun’s incredible success has fast-tracked this writer’s career, and he’s been on the receiving end of a lot of interest and lovecalls for his next project. The writer reportedly took a meeting in secret with Park Hae-jin recently to discuss the drama; Park’s management confirmed that he is considering positively, but that there is no synopsis or script yet.
Man to Man doesn’t have a director attached yet, but the production house is one with a number of well-made, critically acclaimed shows like Secret Love Affair, Painter of the Wind, and A Wife’s Credentials. It doesn’t have a scheduled timeslot, although JTBC intends to air it toward the end of the year.
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