Actress Park Shin Hye is currently considering taking a lead role in a new drama that will air next year.
On December 24, a representative from Park Shin Hye’s agency told Newsen, “Park Shin Hye has received an offer from the drama ‘Female Gangster Hyejung’ (working title) and is carefully considering it.” They clarify that nothing has been confirmed yet.
The new drama has been penned by Ha Myung Hee, the writer behind JTBC‘s “Can We Get Married?“, SBS‘s “A Word From Warm Heart,” and SBS’s “High Society.” The script for “Female Gangster Hyejung” is already well known, as it won the Best Drama Script award in 2010 in a contest held by the Broadcasting Content Promotion Foundation.
“Female Gangster Hyejung” tells the story of a woman who had a rough adolescence but has tried to overcome her past by becoming a doctor. SBS is in talks to air the drama in the new year.
Park Shin Hye appeared in the SBS drama “Pinocchio” and the film “The Royal Tailor” in 2014, and most recently played a role in the film “The Beauty Inside.” As “Female Gangster Hyejung” is expected to air in the summer of 2016, if Park Shin Hye takes the lead role then it will be her first drama in a year and a half since the end of “Pinocchio.”
Park Shin Hye’s reps have also said, “Park Shin Hye has also received many offers from other dramas and films.” They promise, “You will be able to see Park Shin Hye in more works next year.”