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Park Seo Joon, ZE:A's Park Hyung Sik And Go Ara Are In Consideration For 'Hwarang'

BY Adrienne Stanley | Nov 03, 2015 08:57 AM EST

Park Seo Joon and ZE:A's Park Hyung Sik could follow the success of their contemporary dramas with starring roles in the period series, "Hwarang." 

On November 3, OSEN reported the potential casting of the "She Was Pretty" star, along with Go Ara and the popular ZE:A member in "Hwarang." 

Key East Entertainment responded to the report, on behalf of Park Seo Joon. Park experienced explosive success in 2015, following back-to-back hits, "Kill Me, Heal Me" and "She Was Pretty." 

"[Hwarang] is one of several works that he is reviewing," said a spokesperson for Key East, on behalf of Park Seo Joon. "It is not finalized."

Star Empire, which represents Park Hyung Sik stated that he is positively considering the project, but is also reviewing others. The ZE:A star recently captured the hearts of viewers through his portrayal of a lovelorn heir in SBS' "High Society." 

SM Entertainment issued a similar response on behalf of Go Ara, who recently appeared opposite Lee Seung Gi and Cha Seung Won in SBS' police comedy, "You're All Surrounded." 

The series is set within the Silla dynasty and is centered on warriors known as hwarang. "Hwarang" is an upcoming production from Oh Boy, the company responsible for tvN's "Flower Boy Ramyun Shop" and "Flower Boy Next Door." In 2015, Oh Boy remained continued to serve up pretty boys with "EXO Next Door." 

"Hwarang" would mark a turning point from their formulaic series, as a drama reflects on the beauty of the Silla Dynasty.  

Casting should be finalized, soon, as "Hwarang" is expected to enter production in December 2015. 

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Adrienne Stanley is a contributing editor at KDramaStars. She is also a contributing music writer at KpopStarz, MTV Iggy and other publications. When she is not listening to "Rhythm Ta," she can be found on Twitter. (@retrogirladdy).

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