[HanCinema's News] Son Ye-jin Confirmed for "Thirty, Nine"
By William Schwartz | Published on
On June 30th Son Ye-jin was finally confirmed for a new project. She will next appear in the drama "Thirty, Nine" that is being produced by Lotte Cultureworks and jTBC Studio. The twelve episode drama has been described as a story of friendship and love for a woman as she approaches the age of forty. Son Ye-jin will take on the leading role of Cha Mi-jo, a dermatologist working in the Gangnam district of Seoul.
Son Ye-jin will not be the exclusive lead, as the drama is expected to take a broad format, also detailing the lives of her close friends. Jeon Mi-do of "Hospital Playlist Season 2" is expected to take the role of one of these friends, Jung Chan-young, but this has not yet been confirmed. "Thirty, Nine" will be the first drama for Son Ye-jin since "Crash Landing on You" from last year. It is expected to begin filming in August after the rest of the cast has been finalized. As of yet the drama has no release window.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.