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Lee Jong Suk Cast In Big Budget Korean-Chinese Period Drama

By Kevin Fox | December 23, 2015 10:38 AM EST

South Korean actor Lee Jong Suk has been cast in the joint Korean-Chinese drama "Jade Lovers."

According to a statement made by Lee's entertainment agency, Wellmade Yedang, on Dec. 23, "Lee Jong Suk has received a love call from director Jin Hyuk for 40 billion Korean won (~$34.1 million) to act in a large-scale Korean-Chinese drama called "Jade Lovers."

Lee Jong Suk has previously acted in dramas directed by Jin Hyuk, including "Prosecutor Princess" and "Doctor Stranger."

According to an insider, Lee Jong Suk will act alongside one of China's top actresses for the production. 

Filming for the drama is scheduled to begin in Jan. 2016 in China. 

The fantasy-romance drama is jointly produced and funded by the global media group DMG Entertainment, who worked on box office hits like "Iron Man 3," "Point Blank," and other movies. 

Set in 1930, the background, costumes, and aesthetics of "Jade Lovers" will all be carefully chosen by top experts to match that time period.

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