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Han Hyo Joo & Ji Jin Hee in new sageuk

November 3, 2009


Han Hyo Joo has decided on her new kdrama after the hit, Brilliant Legacy.  She was originally cast for Chuno but pulled out early on (giving us the gift of Lee Da Hae.)  Her co-star will be Ji Jin Hee (The Man Who Can’t Get Married).  The drama will have sageuk specialist, Director Lee Byung Hoon (Yi San, Dae Jang Geum) at the helm.

The new sageuk drama, Dong Yi, is set during the reign of King Sukjong in the Joseon dynasty.  Han Hyo Joo plays a court maid who finds favor with the king and rises to become his concubine.  Her son would later become the 21st king of Joseon, King Yeongjo.  Han Hyo Joo’s character will be the main  focus of the story.

The pair have sageuk experience:  Han Hyo Joo in the fusion sageuk Iljimae and Ji Jin Hee in Dae Jang Geum.  I’m not really sold on Han Hyo Joo yet, but she does have the face for it.


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