The cast boasts an international collaboration between Japanese, Chinese and Korean artists. Wu Li Peng who plays the title character gained recognition from his role as the Third Prince in Legend of Zhen Huan though he is definitely a newbie compared to A-lister Kim Tae Hee.
Asked why Kim Tae Hee chose this project out of the dozens of offers that have surely gone her way, she explains that it is an honor to depict the esteemed calligrapher’s story and that she views the drama’s emphasis on the arts as an opportunity to promote Chinese and Korean culture. She also noted complete trust in the director Zhang Xiang Lin who is a calligrapher himself.
It sounds good and all but considering that filming wrapped towards the end of 2014 with very minimal promotion thus far, I’m not sure if Famous Calligrapher will ever see the light.
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