Ji Chang-wook vs. Wie Ha-joon in The Worst of Evil
As if the thought of Ji Chang-wook (If You Wish Upon Me) and Wie Ha-joon (Little Women) headlining a drama together wasn’t enough to whet our appetites, Disney+ has dropped a fresh set of stills for their upcoming crime-action noir The Worst of Evil to make sure that happens.
In the drama, police officer Park Joon-mo (Ji Chang-wook) goes deep into the 1990s Gangnam underbelly to infiltrate a crime syndicate. While on the job, he gets entangled with a mob boss who has been quickly rising in the ranks: Jung Ki-chul (Wie Ha-joon). But it doesn’t seem as easy as getting in, getting intel, and getting out, as the story promises a complex look at Joon-mo’s character as he changes as a consequence of his cover.
The PD promises some deep, dark acting from Ji Chang-wook, and this is me wondering if the depths of this character are what lured Wookie back to the action genre (because let’s face it — he didn’t do it just because I’ve been begging). Wie Ha-joon’s character also sounds equally layered, with a brutal backstory and single-minded determination that has enabled him to get to where he is. And while we know these two leads will have some complicated interactions within the crime ring, it gets even more complicated with… a love triangle?
Our female lead is Im Se-mi (Duty After School), playing police officer Yoo Eui-jung. She’s married to Joon-mo, but she’s also noted as Ki-chul’s first love. So that could get interesting fast — with her husband undercover in the very drug trafficking ring she’s working to take down, and the man in charge being a sworn enemy who actually loved (loves?) her. Oh boy, I’m getting Heartless City vibes now, and that’s a good thing.
With filmmaker Han Dong-wook (Man in Love) and PD Park Geun-beom directing, and scripts by Jang Min-seok (Secret Reunion), Disney+’s The Worst of Evil will be launching on September 27.
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