Broker 掮客 focuses on the romance between two evenly matched characters – Song Qian (Moonshine and Valentine) plays scientist Qiu Jianing, while Luo Yunxi (Ashes of Love) costars as Zhou Xiaoshan, a broker who approaches her with an ulterior motive in mind.
Qiu Jianing is a core researcher in a notable pharmaceutical company who hurls herself into everything she does. She becomes attracted to Zhou Xiaoshan, the new researcher on her team, though is unaware that he is there to steal the company’s research data. Zhou Xiaoshan is initially conflicted between his personal affections and his mission, though is moved by Qiu Jianing’s loyalty to her career and country, and eventually decides to help the heroine complete her research. The drama is a very loose adaption of Miaojuan’s (The Interpreter) novel of the same name.
I really liked both actors in their most recent projects, so I was a tad disappointed to find out the director and writers’ previous project was The Negotiator, a drama that was hilarious in all the wrong ways. The modern romance drama will begin filming this month.