Holy hot cakes this is absolutely the wildest casting of 2022, and maybe of the last few years. When have I ever seen a male lead reunite with his female lead but then as the second male lead. Like, whut? K-ent is reporting that Jung Hae In will be joining the cast of K-drama Tree Dies on Their Feet, but not as the swoony male lead archetype but as the second male lead. The male lead has been cast with Kang Ha Neul and the female lead has an offer out to Son Ye Jin, who was the noona to Jung Hae In in his breakout drama Pretty Noona Buys Me Food (Something in the Rain). Tree Dies on Their Feet is about a theater actor played by Kang Ha Neul hired to act as the long lost North Korean grandson to a dying rich elderly woman played by Youn Yuh Jung and Son Ye Jin is the woman’s real granddaughter with the family she had in South Korea. Jung Hae In’s character is a chaebol heir who is handsome and refined with strong principles and beliefs. So far the only confirmed cast is Kang Ha Neul, Youn Yuh Jung, and now Jung Hae In, so perhaps the female lead will change. But if it doesn’t goodness all that NOOOOOONA love gets a weird alterna-universe treatment but I’m game for it because Jung Hae In absolutely shines when he’s challenged and steps up to the plate.