OCN announced on April 19 that Lee Dong-wook has received an offer to star in its upcoming drama Strangers From Hell which already cast singer-actor Im Si-wan as the male lead. However, an exclusive report from Sports Chosun that was published on the same day claimed that Lee is already confirmed for the role.
Strangers From Hell (also known as Hell Is Other People) is the TV adaptation of a popular thriller webtoon of the same name which is written and illustrated by Kim Yong-ki. It centers on a young man who moves from the countryside to Seoul and finds himself surrounded by strange and suspicious people in his new apartment. Im Si-wan will be playing the main character while Lee Dong-wook has reportedly signed up for the role of one of the suspicious neighbors—a man from room 203 who approaches strangers with ulterior motives that he keeps behind his very friendly facade.
While the said exclusive report mentioned Lee Dong-wook’s appearance in the drama, another report from Newsen said that the character offered to the actor has not yet even been materialized. So, assuming that the latter information is accurate, Lee has actually been asked to play a character whose existence in the drama is not certain yet. Fans will have to wait for Lee’s management agency to comment on the reports.
Strangers From Hell, which will be directed by Lee Chang-hee of the movie The Vanished, is Im Si-wan’s comeback project following his discharge from the military in March. The actor, who is best known for his roles in Moon Embracing The Sun, Misaeng and The King Loves, officially began his mandatory military service in July 2017.
Meanwhile, Lee Dong-wook recently starred in the romantic comedy Touch Your Heart which ended last month. His most popular dramas in the past include Goblin and My Girl.