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[HanCinema's News] "The Tale of Nokdu" Suspends Production in Wake of Jeon Mi-sun's Death

2019/07/04

Reports from persons connected to "The Tale of Nokdu" have confirmed that as of July 4th, the drama has been suspended in response to Jeon Mi-sun's death. The drama is expected to begin shooting soon, but is currently behind schedule, as the production team is still grieving Jeon Mi-sun.

Another practical reason given for the delay is the need to replace Jeon Mi-sun in casting. Details about the character she was set to play are scarce, although she did have a name - Haeng-soo. Jeon Mi-sun was a distinctive actress and not easily replacable, especially if the part in question was specifically designed under the assumption of Jeon Mi-sun's participation.

The production team as well as potential replacements would also probably prefer to avoid the ghoulish spectacle of replacing Jeon Mi-sun too quickly. Though she died on June 29th from as-yet undetermined causes, her loss is still freshly felt, particularly as Jeon Mi-sun will still be appearing in the upcoming major motion picture "The King's Letters".

Written by William Schwartz

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"The Tale of Nokdu" is directed by Kim Dong-hwi, written by Baek So-yeon, Lim Ye-jin, and features Jang Dong-yoon, Kim So-hyun, Song Geon-hee, Jo Soo-hyang, Kang Tae-oh, Jung Joon-ho. Broadcasting information in Korea: 2019/09/23~Upcoming, Mon, Tue 22:00 on KBS.

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