Sunday, May 16, 2010

Hallyu Star Kim HyunJoong to join ‘Athena’ too?

Credits : Sportshankook + + (English Translation) xiaochu @

In the midst of negotiation for casting... If successful, he will have the glory to be in ‘Hallyu drama’ with Jung WooSung

Singer cum actor Kim HyunJoong has planned to be casted for drama “Athena : Goddess of War”.
Kim HyunJoong recently met up with the producers of ‘Athena’ and it was known that they are in the final stage of negotiation for the casting. Sportshankook’s findings are that Kim HyunJoong had already met up several times with the higher management of TaeWon Entertainment, who are the producers for this drama, and had exchanged opinions about the character in the drama.

One representative said “Currently, both parties have not reached to an agreement about the casting. They are fine-tuning some problems where they might face in the future such as Kim HyunJoong’s activities for his album and other drama castings.”

Kim HyunJoong’s casting for the drama is not finalized yet. If his casting has been finalized, drama ‘Athena’ would have a feast on the cream of the crop top stars.

A splendid cast such as Cha SeungWon, Jung WooSung, SooAe, Lee JiAh has already confirmed their casting. Over here, if group SS501’s leader Kim HyunJoong, who has rocketed up to be a Hallyu star through KBS 2TV drama ‘Boys Over Flowers’, were to join the cast, this drama would indeed become a ‘Hallyu drama’.

‘Athena’ is a drama about terrorism organization ‘Athena’ who threatens the Korean peninsula as well as the whole world. Producer TaeWon Entertainment made this drama into a spin-off from ‘Iris’ which is also a drama they produced, dealing with ‘NTS’ instead of ‘NSS’ in ‘Iris’. However, the producers emphasized “This drama has nothing to do with ‘Iris 2’, the sequel to drama ‘Iris’.”

‘Athena’ is planned to be broadcasted through SBS, earliest being the end of this year or latest before first half of next year.