Ji Chang Wook And Kim Ji Won Confirmed To Star In New Drama By “It’s Okay To Not Be Okay” Director
On September 21, the two actors were confirmed for the leading roles in KakaoTV’s upcoming original drama “Lovestruck in the City.”
“Lovestruck in the City,” which is scheduled to premiere before the end of 2020, will tell the story of the realistic dating lives of young people fighting to survive in a hectic city. The short-form drama is currently being produced with multiple seasons in mind, and the first season will bear the intriguing subtitle “My Lovable Camera Thief.”
The upcoming series, which will consist of 30-minute episodes, will be helmed by Park Shin Woo, the director of the hit dramas “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay,” “Encounter,” and “Don’t Dare to Dream (Jealousy Incarnate).” The script will be co-written by Jung Hyun Jung, the writer behind the “I Need Romance” series and “Romance is a Bonus Book.”
Ji Chang Wook will be playing the role of Park Chae Won, an honest and overly passionate architect who loves the city streets. After a woman that he calls the “camera thief” steals his heart one summer night and then disappears, he is unable to get over her.
Meanwhile, Kim Ji Won will be starring as Lee Eun Oh, a freelance marketer who spontaneously decides to adopt a false identity in an unfamiliar place. She accidentally ends up falling in love with Park Chae Won while posing as the free-spirited Yoon Sun Ah.
Both actors expressed their excitement about the upcoming drama, with Ji Chang Wook remarking, “Because this is a drama by writer Jung Hyun Jung and director Park Shin Woo, both of whom I really wanted to work with, I’m delighted and excited to be preparing [for filming].”
Kim Ji Won similarly commented, “I’m excited to be working together with such a great director, writer, and cast. I’m working hard to prepare so that I can show you a new side of myself through the character of Lee Eun Oh. In this difficult time, I hope that I’ll be able to provide even the smallest bit of joy.”
“Lovestruck in the City” will premiere sometime in late 2020.
Are you excited to see Ji Chang Wook and Kim Ji Won in this new drama?
In the meantime, watch Ji Chang Wook in his rom-com “Melting Me Softly” below!