Nothing quite says striking while the iron is hot then signing on for a highly anticipated Kim Eun Sook drama. Choi Jin Hyuk, who has been toiling away in the industry for quite a few years, finally got his big break recently playing Daddy Gumiho to Lee Seung Gi in Gu Family Book. I liked his character initially but the whole arc died rather precipitously for me when he fell for a girl on sight and then got a sword through the gut for his love and kindness. Talk about reverse karma. I rather like Choi Jin Hyuk since he played the decent second male lead in I Need Romance, though he lost the girl for reasons still unfathomable to me since his competition was a serial cheater. I’m a little baffled by his meteoric rise because of GFB since its not like he is all that good in there acting or character-wise, but I suppose there have been cases of even more random break outs. He was offered a part in Kim Eun Sook’s upcoming Lee Min Ho–Park Shin Hye vehicle Heirs and today his agency confirmed that he will indeed be joining the cast. I said earlier he wasn’t playing the second male lead and was offered the role of Lee Min Ho’s brother, and today it’s been further specified that he plays Lee Min Ho’s older half-brother. He’s playing Kim Won (heck, is Kim Eun Sook recycling her names already – Kim Joo Won anybody?), the President of the largest conglomerate in Korea and the perfect guy. Lee Min Ho will be playing high-school younger half-brother Kim Tan. Also confirmed for the cast is Kim Sung Ryung, who plays lots of pretty mom roles and might be best remembered by young audience members for playing Jang Geun Seok‘s character’s mean actress mommy in You’re Beautiful. Also reportedly joining the cast is rising young actor Kim Woo Bin, but I’m a little skeptical as to whether he’s playing the role of second male lead initially offered to Jung Yong Hwa. No diss against Kim Woo Bin, but he doesn’t seem to be in the same league to be playing opposite Lee Min Ho in a high profile Kim Eun Sook drama. We shall wait and see what part he plays, but if a bigger name young actor joins the cast then I think Kim Eun Sook is collecting a posse of rich high school boys to surround Lee Min Ho’s role. Heirs premieres in October so still a long time away.