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Yook Sung Jae May Join Moon Geun Young In 'The Village'

BY Julie Jones | Aug 31, 2015 09:51 AM EDT

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Will he? Or won't he? BTOB's Yook Sung Jae is up for a role in the new Moon Geun Young drama "The Village: Achiara."

According to his agency Cube Entertainment, the singer-turned actor has been offered a role in the upcoming drama, but nothing has been confirmed.

"Yook Sung Jae received an offer from 'Village.' We are positively considering it because it's such a good piece. However, we haven't made any decisions yet."

The role he has been offered is that of a detective. He is the detective who discovers the body that sets the drama's plot in motion. Moon Geun Young plays the woman who helps his character unravel the mystery of the dead body and in the process must uncover a lot of the village secrets. Achiara was a peaceful village before the body was discovered. Or at least it seemed that way.

So far the casting for this drama is promising, with confirmations from Moon Geun Young, Kim Jae Wook, Shin Eun Kyung and Jang Hee Jin. Some of the drama concerns an art gallery, which Shin Eun Kyung directs. Jang Hee Jin plays an art instructor at the gallery and she suddenly disappears. Kim Jae Wook plays an art instructor too, one that is very popular with women. Sounds like the potential for a deadly love triangle. But there is no word yet as to what happens to Jang Hee Jin's character.

No worries though, as Moon Geun Young and Yook Sung Jae will solve the mystery. That is, if he takes the role.

It's not surprising that Yook received an offer for such a highly anticipated drama, as this is his breakout year. He attracted much positive attention while playing the second male lead, Gong Tae Kwang, in "Who Are You - School 2015." And shortly before that he did a good job playing Kim Young Kwang's younger love-struck brother in "Plus Nine Boys." He also had a role in "Reply 1994" and appeared on the reality show "We Got Married" with Red Velvet's Joy.

The murder mystery will follow "Yong Pal" in October, so he does not have long to decide.

Lee Yong Suk, who directed the 2008 drama "Iljimae" and also "The Great Seer," will direct "The Village." Do Hyun Jung, who wrote the screenplays for "Que Sera Sera" and "Can Love Become Money" will write the script.

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