IU to star in ‘Moon Lovers’ remake with Baekhyun, the sly fox slayer


IU will star in the upcoming SBS drama ‘Moon Lovers‘, according to multiple media reports. She will do so alongside cast member Kim Sung Kyun, but most importantly the others rumored to be involved are Lee Joon Gi, Kang Ha Neul, Hong Jong Hyun, Nam Joo Hyuk, and …. EXO‘s Baekhyun.

Yes, the Oreo man may have the opportunity to slay two iljin sly foxes in his young life. Truly amazing.

Unfortunately, Loen Entertainment is throwing a bit of cold water on it, saying that nothing is final yet.

IU’s agency Loen Tree representative asserted that IU was indeed approached for the role in “Moon Lovers,” but she hasn’t reached a final decision yet. Despite this statement, it appears as though it is pretty much confirmed given how news outlets continue to tie the drama to the singer-actress.

God please just get finalized. #TeamSchadenfreude needs this to end the year.


‘Moon Lovers’ is a remake of the Japanese dramaTsuki No Koibito‘, which touted an impressive cast of Kimura Takuya, Shinohara Ryoko, Matsuda Shota, Kitagawa Keiko, and Lin Chi Ling.

Rensuke Hazuki (Takuya Kimura) is the young president of highly successful furniture company Regolith. Looking to expand his expand overseas, Rensuke plans to open a store in Shanghai, China. News of the store opening in Shanghai causes protests from factory workers who fear the store may cost them their jobs. Rensuke then travels to Shanghai with old high school friend Maemi (Ryoko Shinohara) – whom Rensuke hopes will design the interior of his flagship Shanghai store. Rensuke and Maemi then meet a representative for the local factory workers named Shumei (Chiling Lin). The meeting then changes the lives of Rensuke, Maemi, and Shumei …



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