Hana Kimi or Hanazakari no Kimitachi e is very popular Japanese manga which has sold over 11 million copies and reproduced into TV series in Japan which ran for eight years since 1996. The story also adapted into Taiwan drama in 2006 and was a hit.
Now, it’s time for the Korean version.
SM Entertainment acquired the rights to the manga and planned to produce a 16 episodes drama based on it with title Beautiful You.
The producer picked idol stars Shinee’s Minho and f(x)’s Sulli Choi as the leading cast.
Sulli plays Goo Jae Hee, a pretty girl who disguises herself as a boy and enters an all-boy high school to help Kang Tae Joon (Shinee’s Minho) – a gold medal winning pole jumper- revive his career.
The two leading cast will be in love triangle with Cha Eun Kyul, a charming soccer player. This role will be played by child actor turns young promising actor Lee Hyun Woo (God of Study, Man From The Equator).
Not enough with two idol singers, producer added L (from boy band INFINITE) who just finished musical drama Shut Up Flower Boy Band and Hwang Kwang Hee (from band ZE:A) in the mix. It’s not clear what role L will play, but Hwang Kwang Hee will play Minho’s best friend.
18-year-old Sulli Choi was a former child actress and Beautiful You will be her first major drama leading role. Meanwhile for 21-year-old Shinee Minho, this drama is his third acting job after special drama Pianist and SBS’ series Salamander Guru.
Beautiful You starts filming on June and scheduled to debut as SBS’ Wednesday-Thursday drama on August 15.
With such a strong story, looks like we’re heading to another Boys Before Flower’s scale of success.
Source : Newsen