Actress Kyung Soo-jin has been offered a role in the upcoming tvN thriller drama Mouse.
Her agency YG Entertainment confirmed the casting on October 21 and shared, “Kyung Soo-jin [received a proposal] to appear in tvN’s new drama Mouse, and she’s positively reviewing it.” Apart from Kyung, actors Lee Hee-joon (Mistress) and Park Joo-hyun (Zombie Detective) have also been invited to join the production.
Mouse centers on the concept of identifying psychopaths in advance through technology. It is set during a time when it is possible for pregnant women to get the DNA of their babies analyzed while they are still inside the womb. The test will determine if their child has the inherent qualities of a criminal, eventually subjecting the expecting mothers to the dilemma of whether to give birth or not. The drama will star Vagabond’s Lee Seung-gi as Jung Ba-reum, a justice-driven rookie police officer who will come face to face with a crazed serial killer who has terrorized the entire nation.
The series has tapped Kyung to portray Choi Hong-joo, a multi-awarded current affairs program producer who will cross paths with Ba-reum as she goes after the criminal who has thrown the country into chaos.
Kyung Soo-jin first graced the small screen with a minor role in New Tales of Gisaeng (2011). In 2013, she landed her first lead role in the KBS2 morning soap opera TV Novel: Eunhui. Her remarkable portrayal of the titular character earned her the distinction of Best New Actress at the 2013 KBS Drama Awards and a nomination for the same award at the prestigious Baeksang Arts Awards in 2014. The actress has since been keeping her acting slate full. She last starred in OCN’s mystery thriller Train (2020) and is expected to greet viewers once again in the upcoming JTBC office series Hush.
Mouse will be spearheaded by director Kang Cheol-woo of Rugal (2020) and writer Choi Ran of Black (2017). It is slated to air during the first half of 2021.