[Hot Takes from the Noonas] “Manipulation” finally gets a female lead as Eom Ji-won signs on to star opposite Namgoong Min
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[Hot Takes from the Noonas] “Manipulation” finally gets a female lead as Eom Ji-won signs on to star opposite Namgoong Min

The casting roller coaster for “Manipulation” has finally come to a halt as Eom Ji-won makes her return to the small screen to play a prosecutor opposite Namgoong Min and Yoo Joon-sang.

After offering the role to what seemed like every film actress they could find, the producers of “Manipulation” rounded out the stellar cast with the addition of Eom Ji-won as the lead. Now that all the pieces are in place, “Manipulation” is looking more and more intriguing; a team of reporters will fight to reveal corruption, with the help of Kwon So-ra, played by Eom Ji-won, a prosecutor who graduated at the top of her class, but puts people off with her blunt manner.

Namgoong Min will play a reporter out for revenge for his brother, while Yoo Joon-sang will be an uptight elite reporter and Jeon Hye-bin will be a photojournalist. It sounds like there could be a fun dynamic between the leads, and the cast is more than sharp enough to pull it off. Here’s hoping the writing delivers, too.

“Manipulation” is set to premiere on Monday, July 24th on SBS.

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