Sohn Hyun-joo, Choi Jin-hyuk courted as opponents for Justice in new KBS drama
Actors Sohn Hyun-joo (Criminal Minds, Signal) and Choi Jin Hyuk (An Empress’ Dignity, Devilish Joy) have both been offered parts for a new drama on KBS called Justice.
The drama will be an adaptation of a web novel, also titled Justice, which was first published in 2017 and written by writer Jang Ho. A lawyer becomes set on revenge after losing his family from wrongful dealings of wealth and power. However, his greed for vengeance leads him to shake hands with a man like the devil, which sets the course for the story.
If he accepts, Sohn Hyun-joo will be playing Song Woo-yong, president of a construction company. From the outside, he appears to be just one of many who run a small business and nothing sets him apart from the crowd. In reality, his life is shrouded in darkness. He’s a master manipulator and adept at control people by using money and people’s ambitions to his advantage.
Choi Jin-hyuk is being considered for the role of the lawyer, Lee Tae-kyung. He has the pride of having the highest case success rate in his field and is always entrusted with the firm’s most important cases. He’s astute, logical, great with words and public speaking, and good looking to boot.
Directing will be done by PD Jo Woong who directed KBS Drama Special, A Midsummer Night’s Dream back in 2016. And writing is credited to Jung Chan-mi who previously wrote on the writer’s team for Sassy, Go Go.
It would be great to see Sohn Hyun-joo back in dramaland as it’s been a couple years since Criminal Minds. I think I’ve seen him play every kind of character, from evil chaebol to friendly next door neighbor, and he’s fantastic at everything. I don’t watch a lot of revenge stories, but I may check this one out for him.
KBS’ upcoming drama Justice is currently being planned to air later this year in July.
Via Xports News
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