After almost two years of acting hiatus due to his military enlistment, Romance Is a Bonus Book (2019) star Lee Jong-suk is finally back and is now in discussions for a potential comeback drama.
One of the reported project proposals given to Lee is Big Mouth, a new drama by While You Were Sleeping (2017), Hotel del Luna (2019), and Start-Up (2020) producing director (PD) Oh Choong-hwan. This was confirmed by Lee’s agency A-MAN Project, who announced that the actor has received an offer for the drama and that they are still discussing the proposal.
Big Mouth will follow a third-rate lawyer who accidentally takes on a murder case and digs deeper into the truth, eventually risking his life and his family’s safety. If he accepts, Lee will play the lead role of Park Chang-ho, a lawyer with a winning percentage of only 10 percent. He gets his nickname “Big Mouth” for talking big but showing no results. Because of this, he gets a low salary and cannot afford to pay for his office’s rent and the salary of his manager, who is also his father-in-law, on time. After getting involved in a dangerous case, he is forced to become more evil than villains in order to protect himself and his family.
Apart from Big Mouth, Lee Jong-suk is also in talks to make a cameo appearance in the sequel of the movie The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion (2018) by PD Park Hoon-jung of Night in Paradise (2020). The actor also received an offer to join the upcoming action film Decibel by PD Hwang In-ho of Monster (2014).
Screenwriters Ha Ram, Jang Young-chul, and Jung Kyung-soon will be teaming up for Big Mouth‘s script. Filming is slated to begin in the second half of the year.