A-list star and veteran actor Choi Min-soo (Road No.1, Father’s House) has officially signed on to upcoming manhwa-sageuk drama adaptation Honorable Baek Dong-soo, and meanwhile top contender for the leading role, Kim Bum (The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry), is growing what suspiciously appears to be… is that… could it be… a MANE OF GLORY?
I think it is! Now WHYever would you be growing sageuk hair, Bummie? For fun? To make the noonas drool? Not that said goal isn’t an admirable one, to be sure. No complaints here. Not even if you grow Jang Geun-seok-hair. But perhaps your buddy Jung Il-woo‘s a better hair role model for you. Am TRYING not to picture the two of them sitting around, braiding each other’s hair … … … damnit. Too late. There goes my day.
Last week there were premature reports that Kim was nearly a done deal for the title role of Baek Dong-soo, only to have them be replaced with statements that he was simply “considering the role.” Now it looks like a few pieces of that initial story are being confirmed: for one, he’s growin’ the locks, and two, he seems to be workin’ out.
Well that’s what the story says, which I’ll just have to take their word for, until someone furnishes me with proof, say of the shirtless variety. If he really is spending time at the action school, (for martial arts training, not just for vanity’s sake) then I’d say it’s time to double down on him playing manhwa hero Baek Dong-soo. Either that or there’s some other Joseon-era sword-wielding rebel up for grabs.
At the helm are two PDs: Lee Hyun-jik (OB-GYN, Tazza), and Lee Myung-woo (Ja Myung-go). Casting is still in progress, and so far child actor Nam Ji-hyun (Giant), now sixteen, has also signed on.
It kind of makes me giggle to think of Kim Bum trying to be manly and heroic…standing next to Choi Min-soo (pffft) but maybe the veteran leading man will teach the up-and-comer a thing or two about being a hero?
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