Youn Yuh Jung, Kang Ha Neul, And Son Ye Jin Offered Roles In New Drama
On September 29, industry representatives reported that the three actors received casting offers for the new drama “Trees Die on Their Feet” (literal title).
In response to the reports, Youn Yuh Jung’s agency Hook Entertainment commented, “She has received an offer and is reviewing [the offer].” Kang Ha Neul’s agency Thcompany shared, “He has only received the script,” while Son Ye Jin’s agency MSTeam Entertainment responded, “She was offered a role for the new drama ‘Trees Die on Their Feet’ and has only received the script. Nothing has been decided yet.”
“Trees Die on Their Feet” is about an elderly woman from North Korea who doesn’t have much time left to live and a theatre actor who acts as her grandson in order to fulfill her final wish.
Youn Yuh Jung is in talks to play Ja Geum Soon, a woman born in 1930 in North Korea. She escapes to South Korea during wartimes and is separated from her husband and child. While waiting for her family, she establishes Hotel Nakwon, a hotel chain in South Korea.
Kang Ha Neul is considering the role of Jae Heon, an unknown theatre actor who acts as Geum Soon’s grandson Moon Sung in order to fulfill her wish. Son Ye Jin has been offered the role of Se Yeon, Geum Soon’s granddaughter who is in charge of Hotel Nakwon.
“Trees Die on Their Feet” is currently working on casting with an aim to begin filming in 2022 and premiere in the second half of the year.
Stay tuned for updates!
In the meantime, watch Youn Yuh Jung in “Minari“:
Kang Ha Neul in “Twenty“:
And Son Ye Jin in “Be With You”: