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Soo Ae and Kim Kang Woo to Take the Lead in new Mystery Thriller Drama

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Soo Ae and Kim Kang Woo have confirmed their appearances in the new psychological mystery thriller drama.

Earlier today, JTBC announced that they have cast Soo Ae and Kim Kang Woo for their new drama Gong Jak City (literal title).

Against the backdrop of an art museum run by Sungjin Group, a conglomerate that reigns over Korea’s political and business worlds, Gong Jak City tells the story of things that have disappeared because of humans’ greed to rise atop.

Screenwriter Son Sae Dong and Mystic Pop-Up Bar director Jeon Chang Geun joined hands for the project, and the cast lineup that includes Soo Ae and Kim Kang Woo is already raising expectations.

Soo Ae will return to the small screen after five years as Yoo Jae Hee, the head of the Sung Jin Cultural Foundation. As the second daughter-in-law of the Sung family, she is in charge of operating “Space Jin,” the art museum owned by Sung Jin Group. Believing that poverty ruins love and that a stable income equals a steady life, she dumped her long-time lover and chose a marriage of convenience with Jung Joon Hyuk, an illegitimate son of Sung Jin Group. And her ambition to make her husband the president, she partners with the next Public Prosecutor General and begins a war against Sung Jin Group.

Jung Joon Hyuk, played by Kim Kang Woo, is a popular anchorman with his own fan club, but he always hides his lifelong inferiority complex of being labeled the “illegitimate son” of Sung Jin Group. He sneers at those filled with ambition and those who pretend not to have any greed, but he is waiting for the day when he will rise to the top, where ambition and greed are no longer needed.

Gong Jak City is scheduled to premiere in the second half of this year.

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