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. 

Goblin and Descendants Of The Sun Screenwriter Kim Eun Sook In Beginning Stages Of New Drama
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Goblin and Descendants Of The Sun Screenwriter Kim Eun Sook In Beginning Stages Of New Drama

Screenwriter Kim Eun Sook, who has written successful dramas like Goblin, Descendants of the Sun, Lovers in Paris, Secret Garden, and Heirs, has decided upon her next project.

The drama, which is tentatively titled Mr. Sunshine, is set in the early 1900s, before the Japanese occupation of Korea (1910-1945). The drama will tell the story of a Korean man who adopts a new identity as a solider in the United States army after embarking on a battleship from Korea during the United States expedition to Korea in 1871. The man returns to Joseon after being stationed there and falls in love with a woman from an aristocratic family.