Jang Dong Yoon Confirmed For Upcoming Historical Rom-Com With Kim So Hyun
Based on a popular webtoon of the same name, “Tale of Nok-Du” is a historical rom-com about Jeon Nok Du, a man who disguises himself as a woman to join a mysterious all-woman community, and Dong Dong Joo, a woman who does not want to become a gisaeng.
Jang Dong Yoon will be playing Jeon Nok Du, a man with extraordinary ambition to experience the big, wide world. With looks, brains, and athletic abilities, he is the epitome of perfection. After being swept up in an incident, he joins the all-female community where men are forbidden and meets Dong Dong Joo.
Kim So Hyun will be taking on the role of Dong Dong Joo, a prickly gisaeng trainee. Along with her fiery personality, she is clumsy, has absolutely no sense of rhythm, and is tone-deaf, which makes all of her peers look after her. However, she is skilled with her hands as she can make anything if given the right tools. Unable to stand injustice, she speaks her mind.
Song Geon Hee has also been confirmed to join the drama as Jeon Nok Du’s older brother Jeon Hwang Tae.
The production staff stated, “It is a drama where Jeon Nok Du and Dong Dong Joo’s charms as original characters are very important. We worked hard in casting to make this come to life. Jang Dong Yoon and Kim So Hyun will create a kind of fresh and fun synergy that does not have to be explained. Please look forward to the two as they bring alive the original work and add their own color.”
The drama will be directed by producing director Kim Dong Hwi, who previously directed dramas such as “Fight My Way” and “The Merchant: Gaekju 2015.” It will be written by Im Ye Jin, who previously wrote popular dramas such as “If We Were A Season,” “Moonlight Drawn By Clouds,” and “Who Are You,” as well as Baek So Yeon, who previously wrote “Kang Deok Soon’s Love History.”
“Tale of Nok-Du” is slated to air its first episode in September.