I thought this was a done deal but looks like Kang Ha Neul is juggling his full plate nicely without double booking. The award winning actor was offered the male lead in the 2021 scheduled sageuk Cut to the Heart with female lead Son Ye Jin which is about as high profile a pairing as you can get. Even the roles sound really perfect for each, she’s playing the ambitious Princess Pyeonggang who uses the love and devotion of the fool Ondal (of folklore) to help her win a kingdom. Sadly Kang Ha Neul will not be playing this iteration of Ondal as he’s turned down the role due to filming conflicting with his filming for a movie. Now it’s back to the drawing board for the production, and hopefully the male lead cast will be a great fit with Son Ye Jin when all is said and done.