Actor Ji Soo confirmed his role in Moon Lovers, while IU is in talks to play the female lead.  New face actor Ji Soo of Angry Mom and Cheer Up confirmed today that he will play one of the princes in the historical drama. The star-studded cast of Moon Lovers includes actors Ji Soo, Kim Sung Kyun, Kang Ha Neul, and Nam Joo Hyuk.

IU is the first actress to receive a casting offer from Moon Lovers. IU’s agency confirmed today that she received the offer and that she is considering the role.

Actors Lee Joon Ki, Kang Ha Neul, Hong Jong Hyun, and EXO's Baekhyun are still considering roles since they received the casting offers in November.

Moon Lovers is a remake of the popular Chinese series Bu Bu Jing Xin (Scarlet Heart). The remake revolves around many sons of Goryeo’s fourth king Kwangjong.

If IU confirms her role as a female lead, casting rest of the princes will most likely fall into place.

Director Kim Kyo Tae of That Winter, the Wind Blows, IRIS, and It's Okay, That's Love will produce the film, and the series will start filming in February.

Moon Lovers is scheduled to premiere in September on SBS.

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