A&E confirmed the casting of actors Ji Chang-wook, Sung Dong-il, and Choi Soo-young in the Korean original drama ‘If You Say Your Wish’, and cranked it in on the 27th.
The drama ‘If You Say Your Wish’ is a work inspired by an actual foundation that grants the last wishes of terminal cancer patients in the Netherlands. It is a moving and healing drama in which a young man, who is endangered, enters a hospice hospital on the order of community service and listens to the last wishes of people at the end of his life with the hospital staff in various episodes in a bright and cheerful way.
Ji Chang-wook, who is recognized for his wide acting spectrum as well as his popularity through dramas such as ‘Healer’, ‘Suspicious Partner’, ‘Convenience Store Saetbyeol’, and ‘Lovestruck in City’, is ranked number 1 in casting, Ji Chang-wook went through a nursery school, a juvenile school, and a prison. He plays the role of ‘Yoon Gyeo-ree’, who struggles to survive for the last time as he volunteers at a hospice hospital in an accident after a grueling struggle with the harsh reality. Through ‘If You Say Your Wish’, he plans to show a new side different from the previous one.
Actor Sung Dong-il takes on the role of ‘Kang Tae-sik’, who works as a volunteer at a hospice hospital after losing the meaning of life. Sung Dong-il, who boasts unrivaled acting skills ahead of the airing of the drama ‘Jirisan’, which is considered the best topical work in the second half of this year, following the filmography of movies ‘Confidential Assignment’ and ‘Transformation’, once again imprinted his presence in this drama with his delicate inner acting and soft charisma.
Choi Soo-young, who is acclaimed for her stable acting skills and extraordinary character digestibility in movies ‘Girl Cops’, ‘New Year’s Eve’, and the drama ‘Run On’. She will play the role of ‘Seo Yeon-joo’, who will broaden her spectrum as an actress.
The drama ‘If You Say Your Wish’ is directed by Kim Yong-wan, who has been recognized for his directing skills in various genres such as the tvN drama ‘Cursed’ and the movie ‘Cursed: Again’ and the movie ‘Champion’, which expanded it to the screen, and the script was written Writer Jo Ryong-soo, who won the SBS screenplay competition and participated in the screenplay and adaptation of the films ‘Scary 3 of 444’, ‘I Can Speak’ and ‘Golden Slumber’, will take on the role of writer Jo Ryeong-soo. The production will be handled by Climax Studio, which produced the Netflix series ‘D.P.’ and ‘Hellbound’ and the drama ‘Cursed’.
A&E Networks Korea, a global media group created by a joint venture between ‘Disney’ and the world’s largest media group ‘Hearst’, will invest in the production. A&E Networks is a global network owned by A&E Networks, aiming to simultaneously air not only in Asia but also in North America, and plans to remake major global studios.
A&E Korea, a global media group, has a global unique brand Lifetime, Factual Entertainment Brand History, and digital studio Dala Studio. .