South Korean K-pop idol and actor Cha Eun-woo has reportedly been offered the lead role in the upcoming Hollywood film, K-Pop: Lost In America.
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Yesterday (June 30), Deadline first reported that Australia actress Rebel Wilson (Senior Year) and Riverdale actor Charles Melton have been cast in an upcoming film to be titled K-Pop: Lost In America, with filming said to kickstart sometime this fall.
South Korean news outlet StarNews later reported today (July 1) that ASTRO member Cha Eun-woo has also been offered a role in the upcoming film. The publication claims that the singer is “in talks to play the lead”, as translated by Soompi, and that Cha has also “cleared part of his schedule for the second half of 2022 in order to prepare for filming”.
K-Pop: Lost In America was first announced in August 2021 by South Korean media company CJ ENM. The film will be produced by Parasite executive producer Miky Lee and Interstellar producer Lynda Obst.
The film will reportedly revolve around a K-pop boyband who accidentally end up in Texas two days before their grand global debut in New York City, and must find a way to make it there with limited time and money.
K-Pop Lost In America is not the only K-pop-inspired movie currently in the works. Earlier in 2021, Sony Pictures Animation announced that it was working on a musical film called K-Pop: Demon Hunters that would centre around a demon-hunting K-pop girl group.
Meanwhile, Cha and his fellow ASTRO bandmates recently returned with new music in May. The boyband released their third studio album ‘Drive to the Starry Road’, led by the title track ‘Candy Sugar Pop’.