Rain considers lead in body swap drama Goodbye My Beloved
Rain may be making his K-drama return in 2016. The entertainer has been offered the lead in upcoming SBS series Goodbye My Beloved, an adaptation of the Japanese novel Mr. Tsubakiyama’s Seven Days (Tsubakiyama Kacho no Nanokakan) by Asada Jiro.
The story follows a workaholic store employee who dies on the job. He is granted seven days to possess another body and wrap up his business on earth. In the original novel, he inhabits the body of a gorgeous 20-something-year-old woman, but in the Korean adaptation, he takes over the body of a handsome and successful manager (Rain). Along the way, he meets other souls who are also granted a 7-day return.
This is the second adaptation of the 2002 novel, following a Japanese movie in 2006. For the Korean version, writer Noh Hye Young (200 Pounds Beauty) and PD Shin Yoon Sub (Rooftop Prince) will take charge of the story.
I can see this premise offering a nice balance of heartwarming and humorous with the body-swap shenanigans mixed with life lessons and healing, and I'm already prepared to cry my face off if Rain dies at the end of the series. You can always hope it won't happen, but you just never know with Korean dramas. I've been burned by drama endings before!
Goodbye My Beloved doesn't have a set time slot yet, but it will air on SBS sometime in early 2016.
What do you think of this premise? Do you hope Rain signs on for this role? Does it seem like a better fit than My Lovable Girl? Share your thoughts in the comments!
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