Han Ye-ri in talks to star in upcoming OCN mystery-thriller series

Award-winning actress Han Ye-ri is being wooed to star in the new OCN series Hometown.

According to news outlet Ten Asia, Han is in the final stage of discussing her appearance in the television project. In response to the report, her agency Saram Entertainment shared, “Han Ye-ri has been proposed to appear in OCN’s new drama Hometown, and she is positively considering it.”

Hometown is described as a mystery thriller about evil spirits and will revolve around a recording containing strange sounds and the unusual serial murder cases that are happening in a small town.

Han Ye-ri is in discussions to suit up as Cho Jung-hyeon, a woman who has been helping her mother run a Chinese restaurant. While she is strong and courageous, she has been enduring the criticisms and the social stigma of being a terrorist’s family.

The terrorist referred to may be pertaining to Cho Kyung-ho, the character offered to Save Me 2 actor Uhm Tae-goo. Upon his return from Japan, Kyung-ho mysteriously commits an act of terrorism, confesses to the crime, and gets sentenced with life imprisonment. He has since been serving his punishment, disconnected from the outside world.

Apart from the two actors, Vincenzo star Yoo Jae-myung also received a proposal to join the cast. The role offered to him, however, has not been disclosed.

Han Ye-ri is currently on the radar for her performance in the critically acclaimed American drama film Minari, which recently nabbed the Best Foreign Language Film distinction at the 78th Golden Globe Awards. Apart from her active participation in films, she also keeps a growing television acting profile and has starred in dramas like Hello, My Twenties! (two seasons/2016, 2017), Nokdu Flower (2019), and My Unfamiliar Family (2020).

According to reports, Hometown is a six-episode series slated for release this summer.

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