On September 2, a representative of Kim Young Kwang’s agency, CHOII Entertainment, revealed to MBN Star, “’Although he received an offer for ‘Pinocchio,’ nothing is confirmed. It is still under consideration as it hasn’t been very long since tvN’s ‘Plus Nine Boys’ began.”
Actress Lee Yoo Bi’s agency, Sidus HQ, also stated, “[‘Pinocchio’] is just one of the productions being reviewed so nothing has been decided.”
It has been reported that Kim Young Kwang was offered the role of a chaebol character who dreams of becoming a broadcast journalist, while Lee Yoo Bi received an offer to play the role of a former sasaeng fan-turned-journalist.
Previously, actors Kim Woo Bin, Lee Jong Suk, and Park Shin Hye were also in talks to be cast in this drama.
Meanwhile, “Pinocchio” is scheduled to begin airing in November, after the completion of “My Lovely Girl,” starring Rain and f(x)’s Krystal.