Ryu Jun-Yeol (Reply 1988) has been cast as the lead in a drama based on Bae Jin-Soo’s webtoon: “Money Game.” The drama version of “Money Game” is directed by Han Jae-Rim of “Emergency Declaration” and is produced by Studio N. “Money Game,” like Squid Game, tells the story of people battling for a total prize of 44.8 billion won ($40 million) over the course of 100 days. It will be a total of eight episodes, with an air date and channel yet to be announced.
Money Game Original Synopsis
Eight people in desperate need of money for various reasons are invited to an unheard-of variety show called “Money Game.” It was a game in which one could win a massive prize of $44.8 billion if one survived 100 days in a studio with only concrete walls on all sides. The participants could choose not to participate, but the 44.8 billion won was more than enough to solve their financial problems. Finally, eight people who couldn’t resist the lure of money decided to take part in the game.
However, the prize was not simply given away. The studio lacked social infrastructures such as electricity, water, and toilets, and the price of necessities was 1000 times the consumer price. The participants are now fighting for their lives, arguing about how much money to spend on things like food and clothes.
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Money Game Drama Cast
Ryu Jun-Yeol portrays “The Man in Room 8,” the main character in Money Game. He is a person who invested in cryptocurrencies with a large debt and lost all of them. He receives a phone call and participates in a money game while attempting to commit suicide.
Money Game has also cast actor Bae Seong-Woo, though his role has yet to be revealed.
After the success of The King, Ryu Jun-Yeol and Bae Seong-Woo are collaborating once more with director Han Jae-Rim.
(Added on January 2022) IU (Lee Ji-Eun), Park Hae-Joon, and Park Jung-Min have joined the cast of Money Game.
(Added on April 2022) The cast was expanded with the additions of Moon Jeong-Hee, Lee Yul-Em, and Lee Joo-Young. All eight money game participants are now confirmed with the new cast.
Source: Nate News