Kang Ha Neul is confirmed to star in the upcoming KBS2 drama “Trees Die on Their Feet” (literal title).
“Trees Die on Their Feet” is about an elderly woman from North Korea who doesn’t have much time left to live and a stage actor who acts like her grandson in order to fulfill her dying wish.
Kang Ha Neul will play Yoo Jae Heon, an optimistic character brimming with self-love and self-esteem despite growing up in harsh circumstances. With his motto being “Do whatever you want,” Yoo Jae Heon lives as an unknown theater actor from a local theater company. He receives an unexpected request from an elderly man to act as someone’s grandson and experiences a big turning point in his life.
Previously it was reported that Youn Yuh Jung and Son Ye Jin were also offered roles in the drama. Youn Yuh Jung is in talks to play Ja Geum Soon, a woman born in 1930 in North Korea, and Son Ye Jin was offered the role of Se Yeon, the granddaughter of Ja Geum Soon who is in charge of the Nakwon Hotel.
After impressing through the films “The Pirates: The Goblin Flag”, “Waiting for Rain”, “midnight runners», « Dongju: The portrait of a poet » and «Twenty”, as well as the dramas “When the Camellia Blooms”, “Moon Lovers: Scarlet-Hearted Ryeo,” “Incomplete life,” and “heirs“, Kang Ha Neul will make a new transformation with his role in “Trees Die on Their Feet”.
The upcoming drama will be helmed by director Yoon Sang Ho from “River where the moon rises,” “King Maker: The Change of Destiny,” and “Saimdang, diary of lightand written by screenwriter Jo Sung Geol of “Hitman: Agent Jun” and “Midnight Runners.” Since Kang Ha Neul has already worked with the director and screenwriter, viewers are eagerly awaiting their next synergy in the new drama.
“Trees Die on Their Feet” will soon finish casting the lead actors and begin production. Stay tuned for more news!
In the meantime, watch Kang Ha Neul in “River Where the Moon Rises” below:
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