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So Ji Sub in Road Number One

November 10, 2009

With Kwon Sang Woo pulling out of the drama to film Into the Gunfire [포화 속으로], So Ji Sub has been cast as the new lead in Road Number One.

Road Number One is written by Han Ji Hoon (Taegukgi) and directed by Kim Jin Min (The Time of Dog and Wolf.) It is based on the events occurring on Route 1, which is the road connecting Seoul and Pyoung-Yang (capital of North Korea). So Ji Sub’s character, Lee Jang Woo, is born into a poor family but changes his fortune by entering the army. The story centers around the friendship and the tragic fate of Lee Jang Woo and his friend. Although it is a melodrama, the backdrop of war promises to bring in scenes of blockbuster proportions. The budget for the drama is 100 million won ($85M USD), which is big bucks for a Kdrama.

The cast is expected to start preparations in December, and the drama is anticipated to start in June 2010.

Kwon Sang Woo‘s movie was formerly known as 71, and is co-starring T.O.P. It originally had Kim Bum and Yoo Seung Ho attached.

Via Osen

BTW: I just made this post on my Virgin American flight, using FREE wi-fi. (It’s just their holiday promotion, but pretty sweet!)

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