Whatever your thoughts on the K-drama remake of popular TW-drama In Time With You, the project is for sure happening and now both main leads have inked their involvement. Lee Jin Wook has just been confirmed as the male lead of upcoming SBS weekend drama The Time I Loved You, 7000 Days opposite already confirmed female lead Ha Ji Won. Funnily enough, this will be the second role that Lee Jin Wook shares with ITWY male lead Bolin Chen but in a reversal as Bolin played the same role as Lee Jin Wook in the C-remake of Miss Granny.
With Lee Jin Wook’s confirmed casting as for the K-version of Li Da Ren, while Ha Ji Won is doing her interpretation of Chen You Qing, no word on whether other reported male lead contender Rain turned down the offer or was never seriously considering it in the first place. Those wanting a Rain-Ha Ji Won project, after their hot and hilarious MV pairing, will have keeping on waiting. There is still a few months out until 7000 Days airs as it’ll be premiering towards the end of June after Divorce Lawyers in Love wraps up.
I’m happy that Lee Jin Wook has been confirmed as the male lead, partly so this drama is locked down and partly because I think he’ll make a refreshing pairing with Ha Ji Won. She gets so many huge name male leads, as Rain would have been, but someone unexpected like Lee Jin Wook shakes things up and gives audiences something unknown to look forward to. 7000 Days will be penned by the scriptwriter of Full House while the PD directed Pinocchio, Gapdong, and I Hear Your Voice. There have been various K-remakes of Taiwan dramas recently, first with Witch’s Romance and then Fated to Love You. This one might top the other two in buzz and hopefully ratings since the weekend time slot gets more viewers these days.