Park Shin Hye may return to television in a drama that has the working title, “Girl Gangster Hye Jung.”
On November 24, her agency, S.A.L.T Entertainment confirmed that the 25-year-old was considering a role in the upcoming drama.
“[She] received an offer and is currently reviewing the script,” said a representative for her agency, in a statement published by Daily Sports.
If she accepts the role, “Girl Gangster Hye Jung” would serve as the follow-up drama role for Park, who captured the hearts of viewers in 2015 with her portrayal of Cho In Ha, a young woman who was incapable of lying, in “Pinocchio.”
The series will be written by Ha Myung Hee, who is credited for the popular 2015 SBS social commentary drama, “High Society” and jTBC’s “Can We Get Married?” Ha is a notable screenwriter who was the recipient of the script award in the 2010 Broadcast Content Promotion Foundation drama competition.
According to Daily Sports, “Girl Gangster Hye Jung” is a social critique of the interactions of physicians and their patients, with a strong emphasis on a realistic portrayal of these dynamics.
Dramas focused on doctors have become increasingly popular with the explosive success of SBS’ “Yong Pal” serving as a potential template for successors.
Meanwhile, Park Shin Hye is currently working on the upcoming movie, “Hyung” or “Older Brother.” “Hyung” marks the silver screen return for Park, whose other notable film roles include Ye Seung in the 2013 dramatic comedy, “Miracle in Cell No. 7,” and her portrayal of the Queen in the visual feast, “The Royal Tailor.”
The highly-anticipated project also stars EXO’s D.O. and Jo Jung Suk. Park portrays Lee Soo Hyun, a taekwondo instructor who becomes involved with D.O. and aids with the friction involving his convict brother.