A Hundred Million Stars Falling From the Sky remake confirms Seo In-gook, Jung So-min
Seo In-gook, Jung So-min, Park Sung-woong
The main cast is officially confirmed for tvN’s upcoming drama A Hundred Million Stars Falling From the Sky, a remake of the hit Japanese drama from 2002 starring Kimura Takyua and bearing the same name. (Sort of. Many translations call it A Million Stars Falling From the Sky, but technically, the title gives us a hundred million stars. In case you were counting.) The cast will be led by Seo In-gook (Shopping King Louis) and Jung So-min (Because This Life Is Our First), with Park Sung-woong (Life on Mars, Man to Man) currently in talks to join them.
The drama was announced over a year ago, and recently name-dropped Seo In-gook and Jung So-min as casting possibilities. Park Sung-woong is the newest name to join the mix of this project helmed by director Yoo Je-won of rollicking rom-com dramas Oh My Ghostess and High School King of Savvy, and written by Song Hye-jin of the movies My Wife Got Married and Love, Lies.
The original series was a mystery-thriller-romance drama that kicks off with a suspicious death and a police detective suspecting that our main character, a mysterious sous chef, knows more than he lets on. In this updated remake, Seo In-gook’s character is the main assistant in a craft brewery who seems indifferent on the surface but has an unexpected innocent side. Which is exactly how I would describe Seo In-gook’s personal appeal, so that casting seems spot-on.
Jung So-min plays an advertising designer, Yoo Jin-kang, who lost her parents in an accident when she was young and was raised by her older brother and underwent a whole host of diverse growing pains. She meets the mysterious Kim Mu-young in an encounter described as both sudden and curious, after which she experiences huge changes in her life. She becomes swept up in him “as though he’s a black hole” and their ensuing love story is described as fatal and fate-challenging.
Park Sung-woong is up to play the detective investigating the case who is also Jung So-min’s brother. Ah, of course. It wouldn’t be a K-drama if all three characters weren’t tied up in fate’s knot and thrown around to feel some good-old-fashioned melo paiiinnnnn.
A Hundred Million Stars Falling From the Sky will air on tvN later this year.
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