Ha Suk-jin in contention to join Beast’s Beauty
Well, so far so good: SBS’s Beast’s Beauty just cast Namgoong Min (Remember—Son’s War) to star, and now Ha Suk-jin (D-Day) is up to play his half-brother.
The producers, who previously collaborated on Girl Who Sees Smells, initially got the green light for a drama about idol producers titled Dance With You, but have since revamped their concept. Or maybe it’s more accurate to say they completely chucked it and started over with a page-one rewrite, since the new description has nothing in common with the old one: It centers around one man’s up-and-down life, his love story, and his revenge — but as an upbeat, satisfying romantic comedy.
I don’t know how they’ll achieve so many things, but you know, I’m willing to give it a shot since I like the sound of the disparate parts (and Girl Who Sees Smells was also quirky in its mixing of comedy, mystery, and crime thriller). Namgoong Min plays an ex-convict who went to prison after being wrongly accused, who then becomes a human rights lawyer and even the heir to a chaebol company.
All we know about Ha Suk-jin’s character is that he’s the hero’s half-brother; as they share a mother, I’d say there’s a good chance Ha Suk-jin won’t be a chaebol. (Not that mothers can’t be chaebols, but so often these stories of lost or newly discovered chaebols have a patrilineal bent.)
Baek Jin-hee (My Daughter Geum Sa-wol) is in talks to play the cute, determined young woman who falls into a love triangle with both brothers. (Of course. Why even have two brothers in a drama if you’re not going to make them fight over a woman?)
Beast’s Beauty will broadcast after Mrs. Cop 2 as an SBS weekend drama, and premieres on May 14.
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