Lee Dong Gun and Jeon Hye Bin will be starring in TV Chosun’s remake of the American drama series “Leverage”! [The series] which ran from 2008 to 2012 in the United States, followed a former insurance investigator who led a team of thieves and con artists in pulling elaborate scams on the wealthy and corrupt.
The Korean remake, titled “Leverage: Con Artists” (literal title), will tell the story of Lee Tae Joon, an elite insurance investigator turned scam strategist who recruits the best “players” in order to catch the real criminals who think they’re above the law.
Lee Dong Gun will play Lee Tae Joon, a man of principle who becomes the leader of a team of con artists. He was once known as the “Grim Reaper” of con artists due to his role in evading every trick in the book with his intelligence and insight, but after an unexpected incident, he will bring together the best con artists he once caught with his own hands to bring down society’s true criminals and show an authentic “implementation of justice.”
Jeon Hye Bin will take on the role of Hwang Soo Kyung. Although she’s a terrible actress on stage, Hwang Soo Kyung becomes an Academy Award-level actress when it comes to real-world scams. She is a top scammer who is also able to speak four languages fluently, and her mysterious relationship with Lee Tae Joon piques viewers’ curiosity.
Kim Sae Ron was reported to be in talks for the drama as well.
“Leverage: Con Artists” is set to premiere on October 13.
source: @soompi, soompi, naver 1 2
JEON HYE BIN! JEON HYE BIN!
(The premiere is 1.5 months away, and they havent even locked down all the roles yet? Hoping this will work out!!!)