Gong Yoo and Seo Hyun-jin in talks for Netflix romance drama
The drama would bring together the 2017 Baeksang television acting category winners for the first time.
Two of South Korea's top Hallyu stars, Gong Yoo and Seo Hyun-jin, have been offered the lead roles in an upcoming Netflix romance drama — potentially the first project together of the two SOOP Management actors.
Based on a novel, the drama Trunk is an adaptation of a novel about a "fixed-term" marriage service agency called NM. SOOP Management confirmed that the two stars are positively reviewing the offers, according to a report from Naver. The two actors recently met with the production team to discuss the offer, according to TV Daily. Seo Hyun-jin, who we last saw as a frosty defense lawyer in the legal drama Why Her? (2022), could take on the role of Noh-ji, an NM deputy general manager who, despite the nature of her job, is actually against marriage. Gong Yoo — increasingly a Netflix favorite after The Silent Sea (2021) and Squid Game (2021) — is being courted for the role of a music producer who believes that all marriages are deceitful.
The script is written by Park Eun-young, who wrote the historical drama Hwarang (2016), and the drama will be directed by Kim Kyu-tae, who gave us Our Blues (2022) and It's Okay, That's Love (2014).