Kang Ha Neul Confirmed To Star In Upcoming Drama Son Ye Jin And Youn Yuh Jung Are In Talks For
Kang Ha Neul is confirmed to star in KBS2’s upcoming drama “Trees Die on Their Feet” (literal title).
“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.
Kang Ha Neul will be playing Yoo Jae Heon, an optimistic character overflowing with self-love and self-esteem despite having grown up in difficult conditions. With his life motto being, “Do what you want to do,” Yoo Jae Heon lives as an unknown theatre actor from a local theatre company. He receives an unexpected request out of the blue from an elderly gentleman to act as someone’s grandson and experiences a big turning point in his life.
Previously, it was reported that Youn Yuh Jung and Son Ye Jin were also offered roles in the drama. Youn Yuh Jung is in talks to play Ja Geum Soon, a woman born in 1930 in North Korea, and Son Ye Jin has been offered the role of Se Yeon, Ja Geum Soon’s granddaughter who is in charge of Hotel Nakwon.
Having impressed through the films “The Pirates: The Goblin Flag,” “Waiting for Rain,” “Midnight Runners,” “Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet,” and “Twenty,” as well as the dramas “When the Camellia Blooms,” “Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo,” “Incomplete Life,” and “Heirs,” Kang Ha Neul will make a new transformation with his role in “Trees Die on Their Feet.”
The upcoming drama will helmed by director Yoon Sang Ho of “River Where the Moon Rises,” “King Maker: The Change of Destiny,” and “Saimdang, Light’s Diary,” and written by scriptwriter Jo Sung Geol of “Hitman: Agent Jun” and “Midnight Runners.” Since Kang Ha Neul has previously worked with both the director and scriptwriter, viewers are looking forward to their upcoming synergy in the new drama.
“Trees Die on Their Feet” will soon finish casting the lead actors and begin production. Stay tuned for more updates!
In the meantime, watch Kang Ha Neul in “River Where the Moon Rises” below: