Actress Ku Hye Sun has been cast as the female lead in upcoming Chinese drama entitled “The Legendary Tycoon.”
The rumors regarding her casting have been swirling since September, but the final confirmation came on November 6 when she departed for Hengdian, China to participate in a filming for the drama. Apart from a short visit to Korea on November 21 for her solo concert, she will spend the next three months in China filming with the local crew.
“The Legendary Tycoon” has received a lot of media attention for its ambitious storyline based on the life of Hong Kong-born entertainment legend Run Run Shaw. The film industry pioneer will be played by Chinese acting star Zhang Han, and Ku Hye Sun will reportedly play his wife.
The production company Huace Media shared that they worked together with Ku Hye Sun on the Taiwanese drama “Absolute Boyfriend” back in 2013, and have ever since been impressed by her professionalism and ability to overcome any difficulties caused by the language barrier, which motivated them to cast her for “The Legendary Tycoon.”
Other cast members reportedly confirmed for the large-scale production include Taiwanese actresses Guo Zi Qian and Chen Qian En, as well as up-and-coming Chinese talent Song Yi.