Another Korean drama remake is in the works and this time it is Yoon Eun Hye and Gong Yoo’s hit television series Coffee Prince. For this project, the Aljur Abrenica and Kris Bernal tandem, better known as AlKris, will be back together again after working in several separate projects.
Kris will be reprising the role of Andy or Go Eun Chan which was played by Yoon Eun Hye while Aljur will take on the role of Arthur or Choi Han Kyul, played by Gong Yoo in the Korean version. They will also be joined by a new Kapuso actor Benjamin Alves (who might be playing the role of Lee Sun Gyun, Choi Han-seong, Han Kyul’s cousin.)
In the original story, Andy pretends to be a boy to work as a waiter in the shop called Coffee Prince owned by Arthur. Coffee Prince employs only male workers and Andy, who became the head of her family after her father died, is desperate to have a regular job to be able to provide for her mother and a bratty sister.
Coffee Prince is one of the first dramas to dabble into homosexual issues since Arthur questioned his preference towards the opposite sex when he liked Andy, who he thought was a boy. Eventually, Andy told Arthur the truth and though Arthur was initially hurt, he came to accept the reason for the pretense. After all, Arthur started the confusion by hiring Andy as his gay lover to drive off his potential marriage partners who were arranged by his grandmother.
The drama will be airing on GMA7 before the year 2012 ends. GMA7 has a history of remaking Korean dramas which include My Name is Kim Sam Soon (Ako si Kim Sam Soon), Full House and All About Eve.
source: GMA News TV