Burning actress Jeon Jong Seo has been cast to take the lead in the Korean remake of Money Heist (aka La Casa de Papel).
According to a media outlet, Jeon Jong Seo will play the lead role in the remake version of Netflix’s Money Heist.
Tokyo, which will be played by Jeon Jong Seo in the remake version, was originally played by Ursula Corbero. In Money Heist, Tokyo is the unreliable narrator and a runaway robber scouted by the Professor to participate in his heists. She is “a wonderful cocktail of passion and reason (La Razón)” and has a strong tendency to be driven by emotion. It is the first time that Jeon, who rose to stardom through Burning, will appear in a TV series.
Money Heist is a Spanish heist crime drama television series created by Álex Pina. The series traces two long-prepared heists led by the Professor), one on the Royal Mint of Spain and one on the Bank of Spain. It created a global sensation when it was released on Netflix in late 2017. Part 4 was unveiled earlier this year, and Netflix announced that they renewed the show for a fifth and final part.
Produced by BH Entertainment, the Korean remake version confirmed the cast of Old Boy star Yoo Ji Tae early on. It will be directed by Voice and The Guest director Kim Hong Sun.
Meanwhile, Jeon Jong Seo recently worked with Park Shin Hye in the film Call, which will be released through Netflix on November 27.