Kim Tae Ri To Work With Lee Byung Hun In New Drama By The Writer Of Goblin And Descendants Of The Sun

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Kim Tae Ri to work with Lee Byung Hun in new drama by the writer of 'Goblin' and 'Descendants of the Sun'
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Kim Tae Ri to work with Lee Byung Hun in new drama by the writer of 'Goblin' and 'Descendants of the Sun'

Rookie actress Kim Tae Ri (27) is playing the lead of new drama 'Mr. Sunshine'.

On July 6, Hwadam Pictures confirmed that Kim Tae Ri has been given the female lead of scriptwriter Kim Eun Sook's new production. Actor Lee Byung Hun (46) has also confirmed to return to the small screens through 'Mr. Sunshine'. 

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Many were curious about the leads of Kim Eun Sook's new drama as she has produced many hits such as 'Goblin', 'Descendants of the Sun', 'Secret Garden', and more. 

Lee Byung Hun To Star As Lead In Goblin Writer Kim Eun Sooks Upcoming Drama
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Lee Byung Hun To Star As Lead In Goblin Writer Kim Eun Sooks Upcoming Drama

Actor Lee Byung Hun has just been cast for the lead role in writer Kim Eun Sooks latest drama, Mr. Sunshine, which means he will be returning to the small screen after eight years. Previously, Kim Eun Sook has written many hit dramas including Descendants of the Sun and Goblin.

On June 24, a representative from the dramas production company confirmed Lee Byung Huns casting. They also revealed that the drama will be set in the 1900s and will tell the story of soldiers who are not written as part of Koreas history.

Kim Tae Ri Of The Handmaiden Cast In Goblin Writer Kim Eun Sooks Drama Alongside Lee Byung Hun
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Kim Tae Ri Of The Handmaiden Cast In Goblin Writer Kim Eun Sooks Drama Alongside Lee Byung Hun

On July 6, an industry source confirmed that actress Kim Tae Ri from director Park Chan Wooks film The Handmaiden will be starring in writer Kim Eun Sooks next project, Mr. Sunshine.

Many were curious as to who would be playing the lead female role opposite of actor Lee Byung Hun, who was confirmed as the male lead for Mr. Sunshine earlier on. The casting of Kim Tae Ri as the female lead is heightening anticipation even more, as she earned high praise for her acting prowess in The Handmaiden.

Yoo Yun Suk to star in new drama 'Mr. Sunshine' by the writer of 'Goblin' and 'Descendants of the Sun'
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Yoo Yun Suk to star in new drama 'Mr. Sunshine' by the writer of 'Goblin' and 'Descendants of the Sun'

Yoo Yun Suk is joining the cast of new drama 'Mr. Sunshine'.

On July 10, King Kong by Starship announced, "Yoo Yun Suk confirmed to join 'Mr. Sunshine' for the role of Goo Dong Mae."

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'Mr. Sunshine', written by scriptwriter Kim Eun Sook of 'Goblin', 'Descendants of the Sun', 'Secret Garden', and more, is a human melodrama set in the 1900s. 

Along with Yoo Yun Suk, rookie actress Kim Tae Ri from the movie 'The Handmaiden and actor Lee Byung Hun confirmed to play the leads. 

tvNs Goblin Surpasses Descendants Of The Sun To Become Most Watched On Demand Drama By Far
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tvNs Goblin Surpasses Descendants Of The Sun To Become Most Watched On Demand Drama By Far

tvNs hit drama Goblin, which ended its 16-episode run in January of this year, has become the most watched Korean drama through VOD (video on demand).

On April 26, Cable TV-IPTV announced that from December of 2016 to February 2017, Goblin brought in a staggering total revenue of about 14 billion won (approximately $12.5 million). In terms of users, the revenue equates to about 15 to 16 million viewers re-watching the drama.

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