“Guardian: The Lonely and Great God” (쓸쓸하고 찬란하神 – 도깨비) or better known “Goblin” was a mega hit when it debuted in 2016. It propelled Gong Yoo and Lee Dong-wook into superstardom.
Now it looks like another young actor is set to follow in their footsteps.
Rumour has it that a mainland Chinese TV station has plans to adapt the popular Korean series for the Chinese audience. Sources claim that a search for the lead actors are currently underway. All eyes are on Chinese actor Deng Lun (邓伦). Jayne Stars reported that he’s in talks to take on the role of Gong Yoo’s Kim Shin, the immortal goblin.
Deng Lun is best known for his breakthrough role in the xianxia romance drama Ashes of Love (香蜜沉沉烬如霜), starring alongside Andy Yang Zi (杨紫). He was also the male lead in fantasy romance drama Sweet Dreams (一千零一夜) with Dilraba Dilmurat.
Source: Jayne Stars.