South Korean actor Wi Ha Joon, who is presently basking in the phenomenal success of Squid Game (2021), is set to headline yet another drama. He has been roped in to play the lead role in the forthcoming untitled drama which was previously titled Gyeongseong Creature.
Reports suggest that actors Park Seo Joon and Han So Hee are also in talks to play pivotal roles in the South Korean drama. If the duo indeed signs the project, it will be the first time the three actors will work together.
Wi Ha Joon's agency MSteam Entertainment confirmed the actor’s casting in the project. “Wi Ha Joon is starring in K Project. The exact details are currently being sorted out,” the agency said in a statement.
A Korean publication reports, “K Project is a thriller about survival and human dignity. It tells the stories of youth who lived during a time when sovereignty and human rights were taken away from them, and they had to put their lives on the line just to achieve the most basic happiness.”
Reportedly, Wi Ha Joon will play the role of Kwon Joon Taek, who is Jang Tae Sang’s best friend. His character is “born in a wealthy household but feels hostility toward his pro-Japanese family. Somewhat relating to Jang Tae Sang who is a voluntary outsider, the two become close friends.”
The upcoming project will be written by Kang Eun Kyung and directed by Jung Dong Yoon. It is expected to begin filming in January 2022.
Stay tuned for more updates on the upcoming project.