Korean actress Han Hye Jin (Jumong, Jejoongwon) and actor Joo Sang Wook (Giant) have been cast to play the leading roles in upcoming drama tentatively titled ‘The Thorn Birds’ directed by Kim Jong Chang (My Rosy Life) and penned by scenarist Lee Sun Hee (Air City, Father’s House).

In the drama, Han will play the role of Seo Jung Eun who grew up at an orphanage and doesn’t know who her parents are. She dreams of becoming a big star in order to be able to meet her birth mother. Meanwhile, Joo will take the role of Lee Young Jo, a young man who leaves his wealthy life as a conglomerate and starts his own business. The two then meet and fall in love to each other.