JTBC’s 18 Again holds first script reading with Kim Haneul, Yoon Sang-hyun, Lee Do-hyun
New stills have been released for JTBC’s upcoming 18 Again, featuring the cast and crew at the drama’s first script reading.
The story (adapted from the American movie, 17 Again) is about a man who seems to be hitting rock bottom. He’s been laid off from his job, is unappreciated by his children, and is soon to be divorced from his wife. Amidst this chaos, he suddenly wakes up in the body of his 18 year-old self and he’s given the chance to re-live his younger days.
Yoon Sang-hyun (Let’s Hold Hands and Watch the Sunset) takes on the late thirties version of the central character, Hong Dae-young. He has his faults, but is a very relatable everyman.
Playing his younger-bodied self is Lee Do-hyun (Hotel del Luna). Due to his newly youthful appearance, he uses the alias Ko Woo-young to conceal his identity. But regardless of what he looks like on the outside, his mind and soul is still the same ajusshi, Hong Dae-young.
Kim Haneul (The Wind Blows) plays his wife (or should I say their?), Jung Da-jung. She’s a working mom who jumped into her field later in life, so she’s presently in a relatively lower-ranking position as news announcer. At home, she’s kept busy with two teenage children to take care of. Personality-wise, she’s described as gentle but firm.
Supporting actors who were also present at the reading included: high school teacher Kim Yuri (Item), baseball player Wie Ha-joon (Romance Is a Bonus Book), basketball coach Lee Ki-woo (Doctor Detective); as well as rookie actors Noh Jung-eui (The Great Show) and Ryeo Woon (365: Repeat the Year) who play the central couple’s twin children.
Directing for the drama is PD Ha Byung-hoon (Go Back Spouses, The Sound of Your Heart) and scripts will be penned by a team of writers: Kim Do-yeon, Ahn Eun-bin, and Choi Yi-ryoon.
JTBC drama 18 Again is currently set to premiere in September, and will be airing Mondays and Tuesdays following Model Detective.
Via 10 Asia
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