On August 26th Jo Yeo-jung's agency, High Entertainment, confirmed that Jo Yeo-jung will appear as the lead in the upcoming KBS drama "9.9 Billion Woman". She will be playing the title character, Jeong Seo-yeon, who comes into possession of 99 billion won and prepares to use it to find happiness, as well as an escape from her abusive father.
This will be Jo Yeo-jung's first leading role in a drama since "Divorce Lawyer in Love" from 2015. The casting offer came on the heels of her highly acclaimed performance in "Parasite". "9.9 Billion Woman" will be directed by Kim Yeong-jo, who is probably best known for "Oh My Geum-bi", although he has also directed many historical dramas and drama specials. "9.9 Billion Woman" will be written by Han Ji-hoon whose last project was "Night Light" in 2016.
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