The casting for the highly-regarded upcoming Kim Soo Hyun-penned SBS melodrama Thousand Day Promise has finished it’s casting. Joining leads Su Ae and Kim Rae Won will be Lee Sang Woo, who worked with writer Kim Soo Hyun on her last drama Life is Beautiful, as well as Moon Jung Hee. Kim Rae Won will be discharged from military service at the end of August and will immediately jump into filming TDP because the drama is scheduled to air at the end of September after Warrior Baek Dong Soo. The drama will be the story about a man who stays by the side of his beloved who is gradually losing her memory. This must be what a drama version of A Moment to Remember would have looked like.
Knowing Kim Soo Hyun, this drama will be less a tearjerker for the sake of wringing out the emotion, as much as it’ll like focus on the delicate humanity of loving someone who will not remember you soon. I think on paper Su Ae and Kim Rae Won make a fine OTP, but I’ll have to see them in action to see if the right type of chemistry is there. Apparently Kim Rae Won has been increasing his workouts to get back into fighting shape, likely for his obligatory shower scene in the drama. Heh. To say I’m looking forward to this is an understatement.