Lee Byung Hun And Kim Tae Ri Will Meet In Kim Eun Sooks New Drama

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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.

Lee Byung-hun and Kim Tae-ri Will Meet in Kim Eun-sook's New Drama!
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Lee Byung-hun and Kim Tae-ri Will Meet in Kim Eun-sook's New Drama!

South Korea's most wanted scriptwriter Kim Eun-sook ("Goblin", "Descendants of the Sun" etc.) is writing a new drama called "Mr. Sunshine". According to her, this piece have been an on-going project for her since long ago.

Last May, she announced the story line, which is about a soldier with timeline of 1900-1905. The solider boarded a battleship as a boy back in 1871, and was abandoned in USA. As the boy grew up as an US solider, he returns to Joseon, the country that deserted him. During his stay, he falls in love with a young noblewoman.

[Hot Takes from the Noonas] Lee Byung-hun to star in Kim Eun-sook's period drama,
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[Hot Takes from the Noonas] Lee Byung-hun to star in Kim Eun-sook's period drama, "Mr. Sunshine"

Lee Byung-hun will finally make a comeback to the small screen in "Mr. Sunshine", the latest from Kim Eun-sook, the writer of "Goblin" and "Descendants of the Sun".

When Kim Eun-sook recently announced her latest project, "Mr. Sunshine", she added that she already had an actor in mind for the lead role. She probably had some inkling at the time that the latest in a long line of enviable leading men would be Lee Byung-hun. Set in the early 1900s, "Mr. Sunshine" tells the story of a star-crossed love between a common soldier in the resistance movement against the Japanese occupation and an aristocrat's daughter.

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'. 

SEE ALSO: Lee Byung Hun confirmed to return to the small-screen through 'Goblin' scriptwriter's new work!

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.