Park Hae-jin makes orange the new black in Man to Man stills
I’ve been excited since March when rumors of Park Hae-jin (Cheese in the Trap) joining JTBC’s upcoming thriller romance Man to Man first broke. Steadily month by month, my anticipation (and impatience) for this drama has grown because of its excellent casting choices and innovative plot.
The story centers around a secret agent undercover as a bodyguard, played by Park Hae-jin, who comes to protect a famous Hallyu star, played by Park Sung-woong (Remember–Son’s War). Except, he’s not your typical Hallyu star; he receives top billing for playing the big bad villain in his projects. Kim Min-jung’s (Master of Trade–Inn 2015) character is his fan club president and enthusiastic manager, who is immediately suspicious of Park Hae-jin the bodyguard.
The cast and crew for Man to Man recently returned from Budapest, Hungary, after finishing their overseas location filming, and still cuts from their shoots there have been released. The first promo pics from Hungary showed Park Hae-jin reading at a university library in a fashionable tweed coat. This time around, he’s rocking an orange jumpsuit from behind iron-barred windows in a dilapidated prison.
I almost didn’t recognize Park Hae-jin with his intense stare and and jailbird bowl-cut, but he’s definitely working it, and bringing back the Bad Guys vibes. Initially, I was afraid that with his slender lanky build, he wouldn’t fit the image of the fighter he’s said to be in his character description. However, after seeing these stills, it’s easy to imagine him as the shadowy elite agent next to Park Sung-woong, who is said to throw menacing glares to fans and anti-fans alike.
Romance thriller drama Man to Man comes from the writer Kim Won-seok (Descended From the Sun) and PD Lee Chang-min (Remember–Son’s War). It will air on JTBC sometime in early 2017.
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