CASTING NEWS: Kim Woo Bin officially turns down Hong Sisters drama
Kim Woo Bin's agency, Sidius HQ, confirmed that the actor would not be taking the role because pre-existing commitments wouldn't allow him to prepare adequately.
In other news, the title for the drama has changed from Jeju Island Gatsby to Warm and Cozy, a title that uses the Jeju dialect. I guess that's less confusing if the plot wasn't a literal adaptation of Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, but I have to admit that Jeju Island Gatsby had an intriguing flair to it.
As far as the cast goes, Kang So Ra is still in talks for the female lead, and Uhm Ki Joon has an offer for some sort of leading role (though not the same role Kim Woo bin was considering, so it's probably a second lead). Warm and Cozy will premiere in May on MBC.
What do you think of this casting update? Are you disappointed that Kim Woo Bin won't be teaming up with the Hong Sisters this time around? Share your thoughts in the comments!
If you want to see more of Kim Woo Bin, don't forget to join us for a live-streamed Google Hangout with the actor on March 24! The event is open to everyone, and DramaFever Premium members can still enter for a chance to ask Kim Woo Bin a question live! You can find all of the details HERE, and don't forget to check out his movie The Technicians: