Casting proceeded rather quickly from when tvN announced that it was adapting music themed manga She Fell in Love with My Lie into a K-drama She Loves Lies. The manga had a successful J-movie adaptation The Liar and His Lover starring Sato Takeru so I am a little underwhelmed with the casting of Lee Hyun Woo as the musician male lead. Lee Hyun Woo is a good actor but doesn’t quite have the strong onscreen charisma presence that this role needs. He also has an abysmal ratings record in the two dramas where he played leading roles, Moorim School and To the Beautiful You. His female lead in Lies has an even more alarming starting point – Joy from Red Velvet will be the leading lady coming in with zero acting experience whatsoever, unless one counts being in a television pretend marriage with Yook Sung Jae for We Got Married.
Joining Lee Hyun Woo and Joy will be Lee Jung Jin as the second male lead. The story centers around a top musical composer who values artistic excellence over popular success, he crosses paths with an aspiring high school musician and falls for her. Lee Jung Jin plays the head of a music label, a successful and exacting music producer. The drama will be directed by the PD of Marriage Contract and will take over for Introverted Boss.