Kim Dong-wook courted for upcoming drama based on animated film

Kim Dong-wook has received an offer to star in the new drama The King of Pigs, his agency KeyEast confirmed Monday, May 31. According to the company representative, the actor is considering the proposal.

The King of Pigs is based on the 2011 feature-length animated film of the same name by Yeon Sang-ho, the director behind the movies Train to Busan (2016) and Peninsula (2020) and the occult series The Cursed (2020). The story explores the theme of school violence and centers on the “pigs” of middle school, the weak who were tormented and ridiculed by the ruling students called the “dogs.”

According to reports, Kim is in discussions to play Hwang Kyung-min, a CEO who was a victim of school violence during his school days. Because of his father, Kyung-min also has a fragile and weak personality. He has been trying to live a happy life, with his past wounds locked safely away. However, an incident that exposes his trauma awakens his revengeful side.

Kim Dong-wook first ventured into acting in the early 2000s by appearing in short films and booking minor movie roles. In 2007, he broke into mainstream media after landing a role in the hit rom-com series Coffee Prince. To date, Kim has over 10 television dramas under his belt, the latest being MBC’s Find Me in Your Memory (2020) and the upcoming tvN series You Are My Spring.

The King of Pigs, co-produced by Studio Dragon and Hidden Sequence, is scheduled to air during the first half of 2022. The drama is also reportedly discussing broadcast with various platforms, such as with television networks and over-the-top streaming services like TVING.

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