Actors Ji Chang Wook and Ryu Seung Ryong have been offered the lead roles in the exciting new drama “Pine” (literal title), based on a popular webtoon.
Ji Chang Wook & Ryu Seung Ryong Offered Leading Roles in New Webtoon-Based Drama “Pine”
On July 28, JTBC Entertainment News exclusively reported that Ji Chang Wook and Ryu Seung Ryong are in talks to star in the new drama “Pine” (literal title).
According to OSEN, both actors’ agencies, Spring Company and Prain TPC, confirmed the offers and stated,
“It is true that Ji Chang Wook has been offered a role by the ‘Pine’ production team. However, as of now, the project is one of the offered projects and is being reviewed along with other projects.”Spring Company
“‘Pine’ is one of the projects he [Ryu Seung Ryong] has been offered to star in.”Prain TPC
“Pine” Korean Drama
The upcoming drama “Pine” is based on the well-known webtoon of the same name. The webtoon was written by Yoon Tae Ho, the acclaimed author of “Misaeng,” and it was originally published on Kakao webtoon from 2014 to 2015.
The story is inspired by the real-life discovery of a 200-ton trading ship off the coast of Xin’an, South Jeolla Province, in 1975. This remarkable find unveiled valuable artifacts, 7 million Chinese currency, and 22,000 pieces of Song and Yuan Dynasty ceramics.
Moreover, the plot revolves around individuals consumed by unscrupulous greed, relentlessly pursuing underwater treasures. This captivating pursuit unfolds against the backdrop of Sinan’s coastal area.
Kang Yun Seong, known for directing “The Roundup” and Disney+’s “Casino,” will helm the 10-episode drama. In addition, Yworks Entertainment will be in charge of the production.
Ji Chang Wook and Ryu Seung Ryong’s Possible Roles in New Drama “Pine”
In the new drama, Ji Chang Wook and Ryu Seung Ryong will portray a nephew and an uncle, respectively. Ji Chang Wook will play Hee Dong, while Ryu Seung Ryong will take on the role of Kwan Seok.
The story unfolds as their characters become involved in a treasure excavation from the waters of the West Sea in the 1970s. Later, they embark on a treasure hunt to escape a life of selling counterfeit goods. Their unhealthy obsession grows as more people join the quest. The situation leads to a moral dilemma where they must choose between their desires and humanity.
The anticipated bromance chemistry between the two actors, supported by their outstanding acting skills, heightens expectations for the drama.
Filming for “Pine” will commence later this year, with plans to release it on online video streaming services (OTT) next year.
More Upcoming Dramas Starring Ji Chang Wook and Ryu Seong Ryong
Apart from “Pine,” Ji Chang Wook’s fans can anticipate his return to the historical drama genre with “Queen Woo.” The actor will portray King Go Nam Mu of Goguryeo. Additionally, he will star in the Korean movie “Revolver,” alongside Jeon Do Yeon and Lim Ji Yeon.
Meanwhile, Ryu Seung Ryong’s fans can watch his upcoming fantasy drama “Moving” on Disney+ next month. The series will feature an ensemble cast, including Jo In Sung, Han Hyo Joo, Cha Tae Hyun, and more.
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