'Goblin' Actor Lee Dong Wook To Star In TV Adaptation Of Webtoon Thriller Drama With ZE:A Member Im Siwan
Korean actor Lee Dong Wook will be teaming up with ZE:A member Im Siwan in the upcoming thriller drama from OCN. The production team of Strangers From Hell has confirmed that Lee will be playing the other lead role in the K-drama.
It was earlier announced that the upcoming TV adaptation of the popular webtoon of the same title will be Im Siwan's comeback project after he was discharged from the military in March. Both Lee and Siwan will be playing the main characters in the story.
Strangers From Hell is a thriller drama about the mysterious incidents that a young man encounters after moving into a dormitory. The mystery in the place lies on the residents that are living in the same building.
Im Siwan will be playing the role of Yoon Jong Woo, a young man who moves to Seoul from the countryside for his new job. He stays at a cheap apartment wherein he shares the kitchen and the bathroom with other residents. His stay becomes uncomfortable as he finds the other residents as weird and suspicious.
Lee Dong Wook, on the other hand, will take on the role of Seo Moon Jo, a dentist who lives in the room next to Jong Woo. He owns a clinic near the dormitory. Moon Jo helps Jong Woo adjust to life in Seoul.
The production team said Lee Dong Wook is the perfect actor for the role as he is the epitome of good looks and has the ability to express a wide range of emotions in his acting. The team has high hopes that the upcoming series will showcase the other side of Dong Wook that viewers haven't seen in his previous works.
The drama will be helmed by The Vanished and The Hideout PD Lee Chang Hee while the script was penned by Jung Yi Do of Save Me. Strangers From Hell is expected to be released in the second half of this year.
Lee Dong Wook's new project clearly shows that the actor is expanding his portfolio as an artist by trying different genres. He is best known for his role as the Grim Reaper in 2016 hit TV series Goblin. He also played the role of an heir in My Girl, an ER doctor in K-drama Life, and a workaholic elite lawyer in Touch Your Heart.
Currently, Lee Dong Wook is the MC of Mnet's survival reality show Produce X 101. He recently reunited with his Goblin co-star Yoo In Na in the romcom K-drama Touch Your Heart.