'My Sassy Girl' Drama News And Release Date: Remake To Be A Historical Series; Casts Done With Script Reading

"My Sassy Girl" transported to Joseon era? Fans are going to see "The Girl" again but now in hanbok and historical setting. SBS is creating "My Sassy Girl" drama inspired by the movie of the same title which stars Joo Won Oh Yeon Seo and CN BLUE's Lee Jung Shin. 

Casts and Characters

"My Sassy Girl" will deal about the romance between a playful royal, Princess Hyemyung (Oh Yeon Seo) who is notorious for causing trouble and a cold hearted man named Gyun Woo (Joo Woon)

The series is expected to be Joo Woon's last project before his mandatory military service. Joo Woon was first known as Kim Tak Gu's brother in "The Baker King." He then starred in historical revolutionary drama about Japanese occupation in Korea titled "Bridal Mask" and recently in medical drama "Yong Pal."

The production made an audition for  the female role which has initially chosen Kim Jo Hyun but the actress stepped down from the role and Oh Yeon Seo was casted instead, Soompi reported.

Other characters include CN BLUE's Lee Jung Shin who will play a handsome and generous young man living in the palace and Kim Yoon Hye who will play the villain Jung Da Yeon. The first script reading was reported to be done last August 27 and the drama will premiere next year.

The series is based on the story of Cha Tae Hyun and Jun Ji Hyun's romantic comedy film "My Sassy Girl" released in 2001 and considered the highest grossing Korean comedy of all time.

The film had various remakes before the Korean Drama. An American remake was released in 2008 starring Jesse Bradford and Elisha Cuthbert, directed by Yann Samuell. A Japanese drama adaptation premiered in April 2008 with stars Tsuyoshi Kusanagi and Rena Tanaka and a movie sequel, "My New Sassy Girl," starring Cha Tae Hyun and f(x)'s Victoria was co-produced by China and Korea and was initially released China on April 22, 2016 and in South Korea on May 12, 2016.

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