The cast of Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha gathers for first script read
tvN’s upcoming drama Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha (formerly Mr. Hong) held its first script reading. Based on film called Mr. Hong, it’s a seaside village romance between a dentist with a realist’s mindset and a perpetually unemployed fellow.
Shin Mina (Chief of Staff 2) plays the beautiful, intelligent, and successful dentist, Yoon Hye-jin. Although on paper, she has the perfect resume, she can be a bit sloppy and clumsy in real life, which makes her all the more lovable.
Kim Sun-ho (Start-up) plays the gruff and warm-hearted Hong Doo-shik, who is often referred to by the village folks as “Chief Hong.” However, he’s not really the chief of anything, since he doesn’t have a job and as such, his daily “uniform” is a tracksuit. But if anyone is in trouble, he always appears to help. Finally, Lee Sang-yi (Youth of May) plays Ji Sung-hyun, a famous variety PD who is known to have the Midas touch in his industry.
The Crowned Clown’s Shin Ha-eun will be penning the script, with Yoo Jae-won (Oh My Ghostess, Tomorrow With You) at the helm. Director Yoo said at the beginning of the script read: “I’m honored to work with and feel supported by all the actors and staff members who are here.” He added, “I hope the filming set will be a fun and healing environment. We will be following COVID-19 guidelines, and I will try my best to ensure that we finish filming in a healthful way.”
Other actors present at the script read included: Gong Min-jung (Sweet Munchies), Kim Young-ok (Jirisan), Jo Han-chul (Jirisan), In Gyo-jin (Homemade Love Story), Lee Bong-ryun (Sweet Home), Cha Chung-hwa (Beyond Evil), Lee Yong-yi (Chocolate), Shin Shin-ae (The Last Princess, Everybody Say Kungdari), and Kang Hyung-shik (Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol).
Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha is scheduled to air in the later half of this year.