Park Hee Soon, Chu Ja Hyun, Oh Man Seok, And Jo Yeo Jung Cast In New Drama About School Violence
JTBC’s upcoming Friday-Saturday drama “Beautiful World” (literal translation) has confirmed the casting for its lead roles.
“Beautiful World” is written by Kim Ji Woo and directed by Park Chan Hong and tells the story of a boy who stands on the precipice of life and death after an incident of school violence and his family who seeks the truth in his name. The title refers to the search for hope even in a selfish and insensitive world full of lies, hiding, distrust, and violence.
Park Hee Soon and Chu Ja Hyun have been cast as the victim’s parents, Park Moo Jin and Kang In Ha. Their child is in his third year of middle school. Park Moo Jin is a high school physics teacher and Kang In Ha operates a bakery that has her son’s name on it. Although their life together is ordinary, they are satisfied and happy. But when Kang In Ha wants to move to a neighborhood with a better school for her son, despite her husband’s cautions that a prestigious university isn’t all to be had out of life, their ordinary lives turn to hell overnight.
Oh Man Seok and Jo Yeo Jung have been cast as the attacker’s parents, Oh Jin Pyo and Seo Eun Joo. Oh Jin Pyo is a graduate of Seoul National University and inherited the position of chairman of a private school foundation. Seo Eun Joo is a housewife who has lived all her life in a wealthy family. They got married and had a child in rapid succession after an arranged meeting. Because they have never lacked for anything in their life, they are insensitive to other people’s pain. When their son gets in trouble, they are quick to cover for him and even fully believe that there are no problems with their son.
“Beautiful World” will air sometime in April 2019.