Joo-won, Kim Hee-sun, Kwak Shi-yang up for time-traveling drama Alice
It looks like Kim Hee-sun (Room No. 9) and Joo-won (My Sassy Girl) are the top contenders to be the leads in upcoming SBS drama Alice, with reports saying they’re close to confirming. More recently, it’s been announced that Kwak Shi-yang (Welcome 2 Life) has also received an offer to join them.
Sci-fi romance drama Alice is about a woman and a man who make their final goodbye at death, but miraculously meet again, stepping over the boundaries of time and space. If Joo-won confirms, this will be his first drama after returning home from military service.
Kim Hee-sun is set to play a genius physicist who holds the key to the secrets of time travel. Due to the time shift aspect of this drama, Kim Hee-sun must play a 20-year-old, a 30-year-old, and a 40-year-old version of herself, which should be no problem since she’s virtually ageless.
She meets a police investigator, to be played by Joo-won, who insists that their reunion is fated. Together, they begin to pursue a case that helps her uncover the secrets of time as well as some secrets about herself. The role that Kwak Shi-yang has been offered is that of a time traveler who is the manager of Hotel Alice.
SBS’s Alice, directed by Baek Soo-chan (Girl Who Sees Smells), is set to air in the first half of next year.
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