Lee Jong-seok accepts his mistaken identity in MBC’s Big Mouth
A new teaser has dropped for MBC’s upcoming Big Mouth, featuring leads Lee Jong-seok (Romance Is a Bonus Book) and Yoon-ah (Hush), as well as some of the supporting cast.
Lee Jong-seok stars as the middling lawyer Park Chang-ho, who is nicknamed “Big Mouth” for always talking big but having poor results. When he takes on a new murder case, though, Park gets embroiled in a conspiracy and he’s mistaken for the legendary con artist “Big Mouse.” In order to protect his family from the danger that transpires, he decides to take on the alias and impersonate “Big Mouse.”
Yoon-ah plays lawyer Park’s wife, Nurse Go Mi-ho. On the brink of wanting divorce after years of frustration, the Big Mouse debacle almost sends her over the edge. Although her trust in Park has been shaken, she ultimately decides that she will be the one to save their family and embarks on a mission of her own in order to prove her husband’s innocence.
The new teaser begins with our lawyer’s back-lit hero shot, before jumping to his bumbling day-to-day reality. Although Park reassures his wife not to worry and that he’ll take care of everything, he is soon manhandled out of the courtroom by the angry crowd. The captions explain that he is: “Big Mouth, the chatterbox lawyer with a 10% case success rate.”
We then cut to lawyer Park’s imprisonment, where he receives a very scary welcome. We see that he was in a car crash prior and a man asks, “Did something go wrong?” Park replies, “A stroke of really bad luck at the crucial moment.” Back at the prison, mayhem unleashes between the prisoners and guards, and we get a quick glimpse of Big Mouse’s fanboy Kwak Dong-yeon (Monstrous). The appearing text screens reveal our lawyer’s fateful decision: “A need to become the real thing, in order to survive.”
In voiceover, we hear a man questioning who Park really is, whether he’s Big Mouse, and how far he’s willing to go. But our lawyer doesn’t back down: “If you touch me, everyone will die. Including all your families.” With a quick cutaway to Yang Kyung-won (One Ordinary Day), Park continues, “I’m going to kill that jerk.” Meanwhile, Nurse Go begins investigating on her own and the teaser closes on Park’s vow, “I’m starting the hunt. It’ll be done my way, following Big Mouse rules. From now on, I’m the real Big Mouse.”
Written by Kim Ha-ram and co-directed by PD Oh Choong-hwan (Start-Up, Hotel Del Luna) and PD Bae Hyun-jin, MBC’s Big Mouth premieres later this month on July 29.