I’ve got more casting news, people! MBC‘s upcoming fictional sageuk set in the Joseon era called The Moon that Embraces the Sun has confirmed it’s leading couple. Kim Soo Hyun (Dream High) has just been cast as the fictional Joseon era king who falls in love with a female shaman, who will be played by Han Ga In (Bad Guy, Witch Amusement). The drama will be adapted by a novel written by Jung Eun Gweol, who most notably is famous for writing Sungkyunkwan Scandal. This will mark the first sageuk for either actor, so we’ll have to wait and see on how this turns out.
Directing will be PD Kim Do Hoon from Royal Family and Spotlight, with a script by Jin Soo Wan who did Capital Scandal and My Sister-in-law is 19. Kim Soo Hyun and Ha Ga In have a real life six-year ago gap, but I’m not sure the story involves a noona-dongsaeng romance. It likely will have Kim Soo Hyun playing older and Han Ga In playing younger, which isn’t hard since she looks like a high school student at times. I’m intrigued by this pairing because it’s never once crossed my mind to have them play OTP in anything. Plus I’m a sucker for the illicit love story between a king and the woman he quite possibly cannot love. Forbidden romance is soooooo tasty, especially if it involves royalty. The broadcast date is tentatively set for February 2012.