Gong Hyo Jin eyes role in Producers alongside Kim Soo Hyun, Cha Tae Hyun, and IU
It seems like every time I turn around, there's more fantastic casting news from the upcoming drama Producers. After news that Kim Soo Hyun and IU are considering leading roles in the series from the writer of My Love from Another Star and that Cha Tae Hyun had officially accepted a role, Gong Hyo Jin is the latest actress with a confirmed offer on the table.
If Gong Hyo Jin accepts this role, she, like Cha Tae Hyun, would be playing a ten-year veteran variety show PD. Kim Soo Hyun would be playing a rookie PD who used to be a prosecutor, and IU would be playing an idol who made her debut at age 13 and has been popular for ten years. Based on current information, it's unclear if Gong Hyo Jin and Cha Tae Hyun would form their own loveline while Kim Soo Hyun and IU fall in love (similar to the older/younger romance sets in You Are All Surrounded) or if IU will play the second female lead to Gong Hyo Jin's leading lady. Whatever the case, it sounds unlikely that Gong Ho Jin will be the second female lead.
Aside from Cha Tae Hyun, none of the stars have officially confirmed their participation in the drama, but the fact that none of their agencies have denied the offers and they are all "considering favorably" is a good sign at this point.
Casting for this series will need to be confirmed quickly, as filming is set to start in the next couple of weeks for a tentative premiere on KBS in April. You can sign up for new episode alerts HERE.
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Regardless of whether Gong Hyo Jin chooses to accept this role, you can enjoy her last role in It's Okay, That's Love: