News reports claimed that actress Song Hye Kyo was cast as the female lead for an upcoming drama, titled Hyena. The report claimed that she will star alongside actor Joo Ji Hoon.
Song Hye Kyo and Joo Ji Hoon will be the main characters for the new Wednesday/Thursday drama on KBS 2TV, Hyena. It will air in November.
— Industry Insider
The female lead is the role of Jung Geum Ja, a lawyer who works for the 1% high-class society by ignoring all law and morality to win her cases and make bank. The counter role is Yoon Hee Jae, a confident yet conceited lawyer who believes that he can control the fate of the 1% with his skills in law.
The drama is said to be different than other lawyer dramas as it will focus on the cut-throat kill-or-be-killed game of representing the top class society. Lawyers, like hyenas, will have to use their skills in law as a weapon in order to survive in the industry.
The drama is set to air in November.
Despite claims that Song Hye Kyo has accepted the part, her agency clarified that she was offered the role and is currently reviewing it for consideration.
Song Hye Kyo has only received an offer and script for Hyena. However, nothing has been confirmed yet. She is looking through a variety of different projects.
— United Artist Agency
Joo Ji Hoon’s representatives also denied claims that they’re confirmed for the role. Joo Ji Hoon is still deliberating his next project.
[Joo Ji Hoon] was offered the role in Hyena and is currently reviewing it. He is keeping an open mind on a variety of projects.
— Key East
Should Song Hye Kyo and Joo Ji Hoon accept the offer for Hyena, it will be their first drama since Encounter and Kingdom respectively.