Girls Generation Yoona is revealed to be in final talks to star in the upcoming KBS2 drama Nodame Cantabille which is a Korean remake of a popular manga of the same title. Joo Won has already been cast as the hero “Chiaki Shinichi”, Baek Yoon Shik as “Franz Strezemann” and Tiny-G Dohee as “Sakura”.
I’ve only seen the anime but I plan to watch the original drama soon. Yoona really needs to let herself go all in to be able to pull off “Nodame”. She’s not a fantastic actress, but she’s growing on me (I love her in Prime Minister & I and I thought she did pretty okay in Love Rain). If she accepts this role, hopefully it will help her acting to grow by leaps & bounds.
The production company previously offered the heroine role to Shim Eun Kyung and IU, both declined the offer.
Nodame Cantabile is produced by Group Eight which produced popular KBS2 drama Boys Over Flowers and the recent drama Pretty Man. It’s scheduled to premiere in October after Discovery of Romance concludes.
This drama will be in the same timeslot with SBS sageuk “Secret Door” starring Han Suk Kyu and possibly Lee Jee Hoon. It’s going to be a very tough competition.