CASTING NEWS: IU offered role as Kim Soo Hyun's leading lady in Producers
The upcoming drama Producers just sounds better and better! Right after news that Kim Soo Hyun is "positively considering" making his comeback with the writer of My Love from Another Star, IU has been offered the part of the female lead! We also have the first confirmed star, with Cha Tae Hyun officially accepting a leading role in the upcoming series.
If she accepts the role, IU would be playing a popular star who has been in the limelight for ten years since she became an idol at age 13. Her nickname is "Ice Princess" because of her caution in interpersonal relationships.
This sounds like a departure from IU's typically cheerful roles, so it would be interesting to see her doing something a little different. If she and Kim Soo Hyun both accept the casting offers, it would also mean that it's a reunion for the Dream High stars! Can we just pause for a moment to remember this great Sam Dong/Pil Suk duet?
In addition to IU's potential casting, Cha Tae Hyun (My Sassy Girl) has officially accepted a role in the series. He will play an 8-year veteran variety show PD, and Kim Soo Hyun's character would play a rookie PD in his department. Cha Tae Hyun reportedly accepted the role because Seo Min Soo will be producing the drama. She has been involved with a number of popular variety shows, including 2 Days, 1 Night, which Cha Tae Hyun hosts.
Producers is currently planned to premiere on KBS on April 17, though the time slot has not been confirmed. You can sign up for new episode alerts HERE!
What do you think of this potential cast? Would you like to see an IU/Kim Soo Hyun reunion? While we wait for casting confirmations, you can see them both in Dream High: