Kim Sae Ron, Lee Dong Gun, Jeon Hye Bin, And More Gather For “Leverage” Script Reading
TV Chosun’s “Leverage” has released photos from its script reading!
This upcoming drama is about Lee Tae Joon who transforms from Korea’s former top insurance investigator to its top con man. He teams up with the best con artists to get revenge on the wealthy and corrupt. “Leverage” is a remake of the U.S. series of the same name which aired over five seasons on TNT.
The script reading took place in August with Lee Dong Gun (playing Lee Tae Joon), Jeon Hye Bin (Hwang Soo Kyung), Kim Sae Ron (Go Na Byul), Kim Kwon (Roy Ryu), Yeo Hoe Hyun (Jung Yi Sung), Choi Ja Hye (Shin Yoo Ri), Kim Joong Ki (Jo Joon Hyung), Jung Gi Seop (So Ma), director Nam Ki Hoon, and writer Min Ji Hyung in attendance.
Lee Dong Gun, Jeon Hye Bin, Kim Sae Ron, Kim Kwon, and Yeo Hoe Hyun showcased great acting chemistry despite gathering for the first time as a team of con artists. Lee Dong Gun perfectly captured the emotions of a father who has a son suffering from an incurable disease. Jeon Hye Bin mastered the lines in a foreign language and showed the femme fatale charms of her “scam queen” character.
Kim Sae Ron, Kim Kwon, and Yeo Hoe Hyun breathed life into their characters and amplified the refreshing aspects of this new drama about fraud. Kim Sae Ron exuded the fierce charms of Go Na Byul and showed off bickering chemistry with Yeo Hoe Hyun. With a new short hairdo, Kim Kwon revamped his image into the charismatic “human weapon” Roy Ryu, while Yeo Hoe Hyun transformed into a cute, genius hacker.
Other characters included Tae Joon’s wife Shin Yoo Ri (played by Choi Ja Hye), Tae Joon’s friend Jo Joon Hyung (played by Kim Joong Ki), Tae Joon’s assistant and detective Park Ki Ho (played by Kim Kwang Sik), and Dr. So Ma (played by Jung Gi Seop) who knows how to save Tae Joon’s son.
After the script reading, Lee Dong Gun said, “It’s a project I’m really looking forward to. I’ll try my best to make the set enjoyable.” Jeon Hye Bin added with a smile, “I’ll gather strength in order to not get tired while filming during the hot summer.”
A source from the drama stated, “There are high expectations because we’re working with passionate actors for a tense, energetic project. More than anything, the amazing chemistry of the cast makes me look forward to the tight teamwork. Please look forward to the refreshing revenge on bad guys, the success of strong characters, and amazing teamwork when ‘Leverage’ airs on October 13.”
“Leverage” premieres on October 13 at 9:30 p.m KST on TV Chosun.