Han Hyo-joo courted to star in new drama by ‘The World of the Married’ director

Sought-after actress Han Hyo-joo is in talks for a lead role in Moving (working title), an upcoming drama set to be helmed by The World of the Married director, Mo Wan-il.

A representative from Han’s agency BH Entertainment revealed, “Han Hyo-joo has received an offer to appear in the new drama Moving and is considering accepting it.”

If she takes on the starring role, Han will be making her comeback since headlining the 2016 drama W (also W: Two Worlds Apart) opposite actor Lee Jong-suk. Earlier in her career, the actress impressed the viewers with her remarkable portrayals in the series Spring Waltz (2006), Iljimae (2008), and Brilliant Legacy (2009). In 2010, she received the distinction for Best Actress at the 47th Baeksang Arts Awards for her title role in the historical drama Dong Yi. In the field of movies, Han Hyo-joo has been confirmed to grace the big screen in the upcoming Japanese action flick The Sun Does Not Move as well as the Korean star-studded film Pirates 2.

Although specific details about the drama’s plotline and the nature of Han’s character are still being kept under wraps, it was reported that Moving will be based on a webtoon of the same name by renowned manhwa (Korean term for comics/print cartoons) artist Kang Full. Among the popular adaptations that have transformed Kang’s works into motion pictures are the romance film Late Blossom (2011), suspense-thriller The Neighbor (2012), and the animated sci-fi movie Timing (2014).

With the recent spread of COVID-19 infection within the entertainment industry, the production schedule for Moving remains undecided, and the initial plan to start filming this year is suspended. Instead, the production team is currently focusing on completing its lineup of actors first.

Meanwhile, after The World of the Married (2020) successfully broke records as the highest-rated Korean cable drama of all time, Mo Wan-il also got named as Best Director at the 56th Baeksang Arts Awards. He has also worked on the series Dream High 2 (2012), Beautiful Mind (2016), and Misty (2018).

This potential team-up of an award-winning actress and an equally celebrated director is raising everyone’s anticipation for yet another masterpiece to hit the history of Korean television.

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