SPACKMAN Entertainment Group said on Monday that top-tier Korean actress Son Ye-jin, represented under Spackman's associated company, Spackman Media Group, is set to star in an upcoming Korean drama, Pretty Sister Who Buys Me Food.
This marks the return of movie actress Son to television after a five-year hiatus, the Catalist-listed South Korean entertainment production group said.
A 16-episode K-drama, Pretty Sister Who Buys Me Food, which also stars actor Jung Hae-in, relates a love story that develops between a woman, who on the surface appears to be living a carefree life, and her best friend's younger brother who has returned from an extended period abroad. Directed by Ahn Pan-seok, the drama will be aired by cable network JTBC in March.
Actor Wi Ha-jun, a rising star who is also represented by MS Team Entertainment Co, will also play a supporting role in the drama.
Richard Lee, chief executive of Spackman Entertainment Group, said: "We are very excited for Son Ye-jin to return to the K-drama arena with a compelling storyline that she can closely relate to. Represented by MS Team under Spackman Media Group, she will be one of the highest paid actresses ever in the history of K-drama."
The group added in a statement: "2018 is expected to be a banner year for Son Ye-jin as two of her blockbuster movies, Now I Will Meet You and Negotiation will be released this year.
"Son Ye-jin was rated the No 1 actress on the 2017 Ticket Power Ranking (TPR). The annual TPR surveys the top five investment distributors (CJ Entertainment, Lotte Entertainment, Megabox Plus M, Showbox, and NEW) to rank the five-top male and female box office attractions in Korea."
Spackman shares rose 0.4 Singapore cent or 3.7 per cent to close at 11.2 Singapore cents on Monday before the press release was posted.