Reports are out that Lee Byung Hun is being offered a role in the upcoming MBC drama “The King.” “The production of ‘The King’ is looking to score Lee Byung Hun,” drama officials said, according to local news agencies.
It is further reported that the star is showing interest in the drama, but will be tied up with other commitments in the meantime. He is scheduled to be overseas for the rest of the year to film G.I Joe 2.
“The King” is about the arranged marriage of a man and woman from great families, and how they build their love over misunderstandings and obstacles. Its director Lee Jae Kyu and writers Hong Jin Ah and Hong Ja Ram were the team behind 2008’s “Beethoven Virus.” “The King” is aiming for a 2012 premiere.
Lee Byung Hun’s last drama appearance was the lead role in 2009’s “IRIS.”