It’s a week full of Seo Ye Ji news which I’m certain her side is not ecstatic about as the there is no such thing as bad publicity doesn’t quite apply here. Today K-ent is reporting that she has officially confirmed to have dropped out of the upcoming OCN fantasy thriller drama Island which has cast Kim Nam Gil as the male lead with Cha Eun Woo in talks for the second male lead. It was reported earlier that she was dropping out when the scandal first broke about her manipulating then boyfriend Kim Jung Hyun on his drama Time but now it’s confirmed by her agency and the production team. Seo Ye Ji’s agency Gold Medalist reportedly spent the last few weeks in deep negotiations with the production to keep her on as the female lead but alas they finally accepted it wasn’t going to happen. The drama will proceed to re-cast the female lead and delay filming start to end of the year. In the meantime, Kim Nam Gil is in talks for the SBS drama adaption of the profiler novel Those Who Read Hearts of Evil about a criminal minds type who gets into the brains of baddies to catch them. That drama is slated to air in October 2021 after Hong Chun Gi (Red Sky) with Kim Yoo Jung and Ahn Hyo Seob which just got a confirmed premiere date in August.