Im Joo-eun joins weekend drama Thief-nom, Thief-nim as chaebol heiress
Actress Im Joo-eun (Uncontrollably Fond) completes the main foursome of MBC’s new weekend drama Thief-nom, Thief-nim, which is about the shadowy all-powerful forces that control all of Korea. The main story is about how a band of thieves thwart the oppressive establishment, and deliver a refreshing kick to the corrupt system. The other three confirmed main leads are: SNSD’s Seohyun (Ruby Ruby Love), Ji Hyun-woo (Wanted, Awl), and Kim Ji-hoon (The Man Living in Our House).
Im Joo-eun will be playing Yoon Hwa-young, a lawyer at a prestigious law firm who was born with a silver spoon firmly stuck in her mouth. As an attractive intelligent heiress, during the course of the drama she somehow becomes the object of affection for both the male leads Ji Hyun-woo and Kim Ji-hoon. (Err… then is Seohyun not going to have a loveline?)
I can totally see her pulling off entitled rich girl well, since she’s played that role several times, including her last drama Uncontrollably Fond and sageuk Empress Ki. But in both, she was the psycho mean girl second lead, so it would be nice to see something different about her character this time.
Ji Hyun-woo plays Jang Dol-mok, a handsome glib thief with natural athleticism that lends him an advantage in his thievery. During the day, he manages an errand center, but he turns into a Robin Hood-esque thief at night, stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. Seohyun, who was the first to confirm her casting, will be playing a police investigator defined by her innate sense of justice and compassion. She fights for the weak with dogged determination and loyalty, while also possessing a warm, kind personality. This will be Seohyun’s first lead role in major broadcast drama.
The one with the greatest experience in weekend dramas is actually Kim Ji-hoon, who has been met with success for his roles in Jang Bori Is Here and Goddess of Marriage. For Thief-nom, Thief-nim, he will play an elite special task force prosecutor who pulled himself from his bootstraps to rise to that position. He strictly follows the rules and regulations, views his legal cases with a cold impartial eye, and cannot be swayed by threats or bribery.
The 50-episode weekend drama Thief-nom, Thief-nim is brought to you by Writer Sohn Young-mok who was behind May Queen, Gold Rainbow, and Dazzling Temptation, and PD Oh Kyung-hoon who directed Mom, Phoenix, and Love Letter. It will be broadcast on MBC starting in May.
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