Lee Kyu-Han has confirmed to join Yeo Jin-Goo for the drama adaptation of 2012 film “Gwanghae: The Man Who Became King.”
On November 26, Raemongraein Entertainment reported, “Lee Kyu-Han has been casted to appear in tvN’s new Monday-Tuesday drama ‘The Man Who Became King.'”
The drama is an adaptation of 2012 film “Masquerade,” also known as “Gwanghae: The Man Who Became King” that features Lee Byung-Hun as its male lead. The drama will tell a story about a king, who brings in a clown that looks like him to escape from the threats of those who strive to take over the throne.
Previously, Yeo Jin-Good had confirmed to appear as the drama’s male lead, acting in two roles as the king and the clown. Furthermore, actress Lee Se-Young confirmed to play in the role of Yoon So-Yoon, the girl with whom both the clown and the king are in love.
In the drama, Lee Kyu-Han will play in the role of Joo Hyo-Gyul. He was born between a slave mother and a nobleman father, thus putting him in a difficult position when it comes to hierarchy. While known for his exceptional math skills, the title eventually restricts him from climbing up the social ladder.
Meanwhile, with the upcoming tvN drama, Lee Kyu-Han will challenge himself for the first historical drama since his debut. The representative of his agency said, “the actor will be having his debut in a historical drama. Please look forward to him as he is currently putting all his time and effort into developing an in-depth and realistic character.”
Meanwhile, tvN’s drama remake “The Man Who Became King” will premiere on November 7, 2019.
Translated by Dasol Kim