Jang Seung-jo joins Boyfriend’s star-studded cast
TvN’s Boyfriend, starring Song Hye-gyo (Descended From the Sun) and Park Bo-gum (Moonlight Drawn By Clouds), began filming last month, but it looks like they’re finishing up casting now. Jang Seung-jo (Familiar Wife) was recently confirmed as an addition, and he will be joining Song and Park soon in Cuba, the Boyfriend international filming location.
Boyfriend is a story about the romance between a woman (Song Hye-gyo) who has never been allowed to make her own choices and a man (Park Bo-gum) who is a completely free spirit. Oooh, I can’t wait to see the noona-lover chemistry! Jang Seung-jo will be playing the role of Song Hye-gyo’s ex-husband, the chaebol heir and current CEO of the Taekyung Group.
PD Park Shin-woo, who has experience directing great romance dramas like Jealousy Incarnate and Angel Eyes, will be leading the team. Writer Yoo Young-ah is… less of a reliable hit-maker. She’s been behind some questionable dramas like Pretty Man and Entertainer, but her works for cinema, like Miracle in Cell No. 7 and No Breathing, were fantastic.
Jang Seung-jo has also been confirmed for director Sohn Jae-gon’s film, No Harm, starring Kang So-ra and Ahn Jae-hong. It’s supposed to be human comedy about the staff of a failing amusement park and zoo who try desperately to keep the place running. It began filming eight days ago, and is slated to premiere next year.
But if you want to see Jang before then, tune into the Wednesday-Thursday drama Boyfriend, which airs on tvN starting November 28, after Hundred Million Stars From the Sky ends its run.