Shin Min-ah, Kim Seon-ho courted to star in drama remake of rom-com film ‘Mr. Hong’

Shin Min-ah and Kim Seon-ho might work together in a new series soon!

On December 21, Studio Dragon, who will produce the drama remake of the romantic comedy film Mr. Hong (tentative title), announced that main roles have been offered to Shin Min-ah and Kim Seon-ho. Shin’s agency AM Entertainment confirmed that the actress did receive a proposal to play the main character in Mr. Hong. Meanwhile, Kim’s agency SALT Entertainment also responded to the announcement, saying, “Kim Seon-ho is positively reviewing the offer to star in the new drama.”

Mr. Hong, starring Uhm Jung-hwa (You Are Too Much) and the late Kim Joo-hyuk (Argon), is a rom-com film released in 2004. The story revolves around a guy who takes on all sorts of odd jobs around town to make a living and a dentist who was fired from her job in the city and decides to open up a small dental clinic in a small town. If they accept their respective offers, Kim Seon-ho will play the main character Hong Du-shik, who has worked all kinds of jobs, and Shin Min-ah will play Yoon Hye-jin, a dentist whose resignation threats to her boss caused her her job.

The drama remake is in talks to be broadcast on tvN, but according to Studio Dragon, tvN is yet to accept the offer. “There is no final decision yet as the network [tvN] is still discussing the matter.”

Kim Seon-ho’s rising popularity was thanks to his role in the recently ended Start-Up, where his character Han Ji-pyeong instantly became a fan favorite. The actor has appeared in many popular series in the past, such as Strongest Deliveryman (2017), 100 Days My Prince (2018), Welcome to Waikiki 2 (2019), and Catch the Ghost (2019). On the other hand, Shin Min-ah is best known for her role in the series My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho (2010) and has since become a household name in Korea. She has also starred in many series such as Arang and the Magistrate (2012), Oh My Venus (2015–2016), Tomorrow with You (2017), and Chief of Staff (seasons 1 and 2, 2019).

Mr. Hong is slated to premiere in the first half of 2021. It will be penned by Shin Ha-eun, who also wrote The Crowned Clown (2019).

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