Lee Jin Wook Finalizing Details for Big-Scale Drama ′The Three Musketeers′
As he steps closer to confirmation, it looks like Lee Jin Wook will be working on writer Song Jae Jung and director Kim Byung Soo′s seasonal drama, The Three Musketeers.
On May 23, CJ E&M told Newsen, "We are making final changes with Lee Jin Wook′s casting confirmation."
"He will be playing the character, So Hyun Sae."
Lee Jin Wook′s agency also stated that they′re in the final stages of the discussion with CJ, the production company, and several other details.
The seasonal drama, The Three Musketeers is based on Alexandre Dumas′ novel and is a fushion sageuk about three musketeers who travel through China during the Joseon era. Season 2 is being organized to be filmed in China and the series will be a total of three seasons, making it quite burdensome on an actor′s schedule.
"We worried a lot. We worried about how to get into this drama, but after much discussion on the circumstances, the script, the writers, and the PDs, we made our final decision," said Lee Jin Wook′s agency. "We really enjoyed reading the script for the first four episodes. Lee Jin Wook was also determined. Because of these things, we didn′t really struggle in deciding on the actual project."
Lee Jin Wook has previously worked with Song Jae Jung and Kim Byung Soo in tvN′s Nine. The drama became very popular, allowing viewers to experience Lee Jin Wook′s charms and acting performance, which most likely had a huge impact on trying to cast him for The Three Musketeers.
Of course, as an actor, there are things that cannot go ignored.
"We know that the duration of the fimling will be long as it′s a seasonal drama. It′s not like we′ll be filming a mini-series of 16 or 20 episodes, so we are discussing the exact details during this planning stage. We′re tunning up things like filming in China."
The drama staff are also paying close to details regarding The Three Musketeers.
Meanwhile, The Three Musketeers will go into filming at the end of June and begin airing in August.
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