Rookie actress Kim Ji-eun will star in Strangers From Hell opposite Im Si-wan, her agency HB Entertainment announced on May 10.
Strangers From Hell, which is based on a popular thriller webtoon of the same title, centers on a young man named Yoon Jong-woo who moves from the countryside to Seoul for his new job and finds himself surrounded by strange and suspicious people in his new apartment. The series will be directed by Lee Chang-hee of the movie The Vanished and broadcast in the second half of the year.
Im Si-wan (The King Loves) already took on the role of the young man while Kim Ji-eun has signed up for a character named Min Ji-eun, the girlfriend of Yoon Jong-woo. Meanwhile, Lee Dong-wook (Touch Your Heart) will be playing the role of one of Jong-woo’s neighbors, according to this report. His character is described as a man who approaches strangers in a friendly manner but hides an ulterior motive.
Kim Ji Eun, 25, made her acting debut in 2015 through the film Tatoo and first appeared on a TV drama last year through the weekend series The Good Witch. She has since appeared in three more dramas, namely Children of Nobody, Lovely Horribly, and Doctor Prisoner. Her recently announced participation in Strangers From Hell will mark her first-ever lead role in a TV series, making 2019 the most successful year to date in her acting career.
Meanwhile, Kim Ji-eun is also starring in the upcoming film Long Live The King that is headlined by Kim Rae-won and Won Jin-ah.