Actor Lee Min Ho is transforming into a “sexy playboy”.
Lee Min Ho’s management company, Starhaus Entertainment, revealed that Lee Min Ho has been casted in the role of Kang Jin and will be the main lead in SBS drama “City Hunter” which is slated to air next year.
Lee Min Ho will be portraying the role of a playboy, who although is rendered helpless in the presence of beautiful women, possesses great skill and agility when solving investigations, and is also a humane character who overflows with charisma.
Since filming will commence shortly in November, Lee Min Ho will be trained for action scenes and firearms in order to portray the role of Kang Jin.
His management company informed Osen through a phone call that “There will definitely be acting practices but this time there will be things that he will have to especially prepare for. Besides action scenes, he also has to practice with firearms. Before filming commences, he will be going through a thorough training so that he can better greet the audience with the role of Kang Jin. I hope people will look forward to it.”
The drama production crew revealed that although request was put out to seek distinguished production companies and a famous cast for the drama, the production did not materialized this whole time because the original author (manga writer) insisted on perfection. It was to the extent that the drama has not even been successfully produced in Japan. This will be the first drama adaptation of the manga since it was first published 13 years ago.
The drama will be based on Hojo Tsukasa’s manga under the same name. The male leading character solves mysteries for a beautiful female client.
cr: Hankooki, Osen
Translated by webby @soompi