Update: Kim Kwon Joins Kim Sae Ron, Lee Dong Gun, And Jeon Hye Bin In “Leverage” Remake
Updated August 29 KST:
Actor Kim Kwon has joined the TV Chosun drama “Leverage: Con Artists” (literal title) as security specialist Roy Ryu.
TV Chosun confirmed the casting and said, “Roy Ryu is a security specialist and a fighter whose strength makes him into a human weapon. When he was young, he was adopted by a family in the United States and became a mercenary specializing in various forms of martial arts. He only cares about getting rewarded for his skills and does not trust other people or believe in things like justice or loyalty. However, he sometimes shows an unexpected soft side like when he adopts a puppy abandoned on the battlefield.”
Kim Kwon last appeared in the KBS drama “He Is Psychometric” earlier this year.
“Leverage” is a Korean remake of the American TV series “Leverage” and tells the story of a former insurance investigator who leads a team of thieves and con artists in targeting the wealthy and corrupt. It is scheduled to premiere on October 13.
Updated August 28 KST:
Kim Sae Ron is confirmed to star in TV Chosun’s “Leverage: Con Artists” (literal title)!
“Leverage: Con Artists” is a Korean remake of the American TV series “Leverage.” Kim Sae Ron will be playing Go Na Byul, a former national fencer and now top class thief who specializes in opening locked doors or safes, evading lazer obstacles, running, and sneaking in with her unequaled agility and flexibility. Though she has an impulsive personality and nonchalant way of speaking, she is lovable in her own unique way.
Actress Kim Sae Ron is in talks for a TV Chosun remake of the American drama series “Leverage”!
A source from Kim Sae Ron’s agency YG Entertainment confirmed on July 19 that the actress is currently reviewing a role in the upcoming drama.
The American original is a modern-day Robin Hood tale, following a former insurance investigator who leads a team of thieves and con artists in targeting the wealthy and corrupt.
Earlier this month, it was revealed that Lee Dong Gun is also in talks for the remake. The Korean adaptation is tentatively slated to air sometime in September, and will reportedly be directed by Nam Ki Hoon (“Voice 3”).