On June 5, it was confirmed that the two actors will be starring as the leads in the upcoming drama “Vagabond.”
“Vagabond” is about an ordinary man who becomes involved in an investigation into a mysterious plane crash and subsequently begins to look into the country’s deep corruption.
Lee Seung Gi will be taking on the role of stuntman Cha Gun, an overly confident, shameless individual who has 18 degrees of black belt in total across various forms of martial arts. After he finds himself caught in a completely unexpected plane crash, he dives in to find the truth of the great conspiracy behind the accident.
Suzy will be playing National Intelligence Service agent Go Hae Ri, who decided to become a Level 7 civil servant following her father’s death in order to support her mother and younger sibling who know nothing about how harsh the world can be. While she wanted to work as a white agent (someone who works openly as a NIS agent), she ends up becoming a black agent (those in the NIS who work in espionage and must hide their identity) through a series of complications.
“Vagabond” will mark these two actors’ first production together since “Gu Family Book.” Lee Seung Gi will also be reuniting with director Yoo In Sik, four years after they worked on “You’re All Surrounded” together. Known for working on “Giant,” “History of the Salaryman,” and “Incarnation of Money” together, director Yoo In Sik and scriptwriters Jang Young Chul and Jung Kyung Soon will be collaborating once again for “Vagabond.”
Rounding out the main cast is Shin Sung Rok, who previously confirmed his casting as National Intelligence Service team leader Ki Tae Woong. They all recently met at the drama’s first script reading on June 2.
A source from Celltrion Entertainment, the production company behind the drama, commented, “With the actors, director, scriptwriters, and producers working hand-in-hand, we will make a high quality, ‘classic’ drama that hasn’t been seen in recent years. We will touch people’s hearts with detailed acting, directing, and writing that doesn’t leave out anything, from espionage and action, to unexpected twists and thrilling moments, to melodrama and humor.”
With Sony Pictures in charge of international distribution, “Vagabond” is aiming to air jointly in Korea, the United States, and Japan.