Group 8 has announced that Makino Tsukushi in the Korean Hana Yori Dango will go to actress Goo Hye Sun (of hit family drama Pure 19, sageuk King & I, and fusion sageuk Strongest Chil Woo).

Goo Hye Sun will be the main female character in KBS2TV drama, “Boys over Flowers” (name for the drama) which will be shown in December. This will be Goo Hye Sun’s third drama in 2008 following SBS “King and I” and KBS “Strongest Chil-Woo” where she had played the leading role. Born in November 1984, this also puts her older than all the F4 boys.

Director Jeon Ki-sang (Delightful Girl Chun Hyang, My Girl) explains that he chose Goo Hye sun because she fits Tsukushi’s image well, and acknowledges that the public had tossed her name around a lot as a prospective Makino when the drama was first announced.

news source: coolsmurf and dramabeans