Lee Yo Won And Yoo Ji Tae Confirm Casting In Upcoming Epic Spy Drama
Actors Yoo Ji Tae and Lee Yo Won have confirmed that they will be appearing in the drama “Lee Mong” together.
The drama is being produced to mark the 100th anniversary of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea. It is written by Jo Kyu Won and directed by Yoon Sang Ho.
On August 15, a source from the production company stated, “Yoo Ji Tae and Lee Yo Won will be appearing as the main leads of ‘Lee Mong.’ The drama will start filming in October and is expected to premiere in the first half of 2019.”
Originally Lee Young Ae had been cast to play the female lead, but the actress decided to step down due to scheduling conflicts.
“Lee Mong” is an espionage melodrama that takes place in Gyeongseong (now known as Seoul), Manchuria, and Singapore during the Japanese colonial occupation. Lee Yo Won will play Lee Young Jin, a Joseon (Korean) surgeon who has been raised by Japanese parents. Yoo Ji Tae plays Kim Won Bong, the leader of a secret society fighting for Korean independence. The two characters become undercover operatives for the Korean provisional government based in Shanghai.