Get ready for a dazzling on-screen pairing as IU and Park Bo Gum gear up for the upcoming drama, "When Life Gives You Tangerines" (working title). Penned by renowned writer Lim Sang Chun of "Fight My Way" and "When the Camellia Blooms," and helmed by the acclaimed director Kim Won Seok of "Misaeng" and "Signal" fame, this drama is poised to be a cinematic spectacle.
The narrative, intricately woven in the Jeju dialect, translates to "You Have Done Well," encapsulating the adventurous tales of Ae Sun and Gwan Sik, born on Jeju Island in the 1950s. IU, celebrated for her roles in "My Mister" and "Hotel Del Luna," embraces the character of Ae Sun, a bold and rebellious soul fighting against her predetermined destiny.
In a second collaboration with director Kim Won Seok after "My Mister," IU brings her unparalleled talent to breathe life into Ae Sun, whose roots are deeply entwined with the picturesque landscapes of Jeju. On the other side, Park Bo Gum, acclaimed for his roles in "Record of Youth" and "Seo Bok," steps into the shoes of Gwan Sik, a character defined by silent strength and unwavering reliability, expressing love through pure actions.
The drama promises a captivating exploration of love, ambition, and the resilience of the human spirit against the backdrop of Jeju's beauty. As IU and Park Bo Gum take on the roles of Ae Sun and Gwan Sik during their formative years, the narrative will also unfold with seasoned actors Moon So Ri and Park Hae Joon portraying the characters in their later years.
Fans can anticipate a visual and emotional feast as the powerhouse cast, coupled with the creative genius of Lim Sang Chun and Kim Won Seok, brings to life the enchanting saga of "When Life Gives You Tangerines."
Stay tuned for an immersive experience that transcends time, weaving a tale as vibrant and sweet as the titular tangerines.