The classic 2001 television drama Romance in the Rain <情深深雨濛濛> starring Vicki Zhao Wei (赵薇), Leo Ku (古巨基), Ruby Lin (林心如), and Alec Su (蘇有朋) will be remade for a new generation, and it looks like it’s going to be another classic in the making.
On January 2, the studios announced the cast for the remake of Romance in the Rain, which is based on the 1964 novel Fire and Rain <煙雨濛濛> by Chiung Yao (瓊瑤). Zanilia Zhao Liying (赵丽颖), who was confirmed to star in early 2017, will play Lu Yiping, which was originally portrayed by Vicki Zhao in the 2001 adaptation. Wang Xiaochen (王晓晨) will be playing Ruby Lin’s role, Lu Ruping. Ray Zhang (张睿) will star as Leo Ku’s character, He Shuhuan. Du Fei, a role originally played by Alec Su, will be portrayed by Zhang Ruoyun (张若昀).
Nirvana in Fire <琅琊榜> star Wang Kai (王凯) will make a special supporting appearance, portraying Lu Erhao, the older brother of Ruping.
Wang Lin (王琳) will reprise her original role as Aunty Xue, Ruping’s power-hungry mother.
The original 1964 novel, one of Chiung Yao’s most popular works, follows 20-year-old Lu Yiping, the daughter of a former Chinese warlord who fled to Taiwan after the Communist Revolution. Living in poverty with her mother, Yiping swears revenge on her father, who lives in wealth with his second wife and family. The novel was first adapted into a 1965 Taiwanese film, followed by a 1973 Hong Kong drama adaptation with Louise Lee (李司棋) starring as Lu Yiping. Leanne Liu (劉雪華) starred as Lu Yiping in the 1986 Taiwanese drama remake. The 2001 Chinese version with Vicki Zhao was the fourth adaptation.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.