Ji Chang-wook Shocks Fans by Turning Down Lead Role— Find Out Why He Said No

In a recent development, actor Ji Chang-wook has opted out of the upcoming drama ‘Praying Mantis’ citing scheduling conflicts.

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A spokesperson from his agency, Spring Company, confirmed the news, stating that although Ji Chang-wook was approached for the project, he had to decline due to an incompatible schedule.

‘Praying Mantis’: A Thrilling Tale of Imitation and Murder

‘Praying Mantis’ unfolds as a gripping thriller, revolving around a woman imprisoned for her connection to a past serial killer.

The plot takes an intense turn when a mysterious figure begins replicating her actions, initiating a new series of murders.

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This domestic remake of the French drama of the same name gained attention upon its Netflix release in December 2017.

Earlier Reports Debunked: Clarification on ‘Praying Mantis’ Casting Rumors

Contrary to earlier reports by Ten Asia, which suggested Ji Chang-wook’s confirmed casting in ‘Praying Mantis,’ the official statement from Spring Company dismisses such claims.

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This clarification puts an end to speculations surrounding the actor’s involvement in the thriller, leaving fans curious about the casting choices for this highly anticipated drama.

Initial reports hinted at Go Hyun-jung being considered for the lead role in the Korean adaptation of ‘The Mantis.’

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Co-produced by Merry Christmas and Mega Monster, the series is poised to commence full-scale production within the year.

Ji Chang-wook’s Rising Stature

Ji Chang-wook’s recent acclaim for his role in the JTBC drama ‘Welcome to Samdali’ has positioned him as a sought-after talent.

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Portraying Cho Yong-pil, a charismatic bad weather forecaster at the Jeju Meteorological Administration, Ji Chang-wook has garnered favorable reviews for infusing warmth, emotion, and excitement into the character.

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As he steps into the lead of ‘Praying Mantis,’ fans are eager to witness his versatility in navigating the complexities of this thrilling tale.