Nana up to romance Park Hae-jin in Four Men
Man, this is going to be one confusing love triangle (pentagon?). Upcoming romantic thriller Four Men has an offer out to Nana (The Good Wife) to join Park Hae-jin as the female lead. This is the show that was touted in earlier reports to be the prequel to JTBC’s Man to Man, which also starred Park Hae-jin and aired from April through June this year.
If she signs on, Nana will play a female detective who gets caught up in various events when she meets a man with the same face as her dead lover. Park Hae-jin will be playing four different characters — or personas — in Four Men, two of which will be the detective’s long-lost lover and the mysterious man who appears before her after his supposed death. I think I’d be okay with Nana as the female lead, ‘cause I did really like her role in tvN’s The Good Wife, though it’s hard to evaluate her acting abilities after just one performance. Park Hae-jin has a pretty good track record regarding chemistry with his co-stars as well, so I’m not too worried.
It’ll be interesting to see if the show is more of a conventional spy drama given their “romantic thriller” descriptors, as opposed to Man to Man’s comedic tone. I’m not sure which I would prefer, either, because while I did enjoy the campy vibe in the JTBC show, and definitely enjoyed the show less when it got toned down during certain parts, I’d love to see Park Hae-jin playing a badass spy in a straight action thriller. And, if it is, I believe that this director, PD Oh Jin-seok of Yong-pal, would deliver some pretty awesome spy action. Writing is Kim Je-young, who wrote the screenplays for films Wonderful Radio and Miss Wife, and who is, coincidentally, also the director for the Cheese in the Trap film. He and Park Hae-jin will be having the quickest reunion ever.
Early reports indicated that Four Men was being shopped over at SBS, but there hasn’t been any confirmations on whether the show has found a home with the broadcaster. There’s no tentative broadcast date, but we can probably expect to see Four Men on the airwaves sometime late this year, or early 2018.
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