Lost in America’ will go into production next year

Singer and actor Cha Eun-woo of boy band Astro is currently considered the lead role of “K-pop: Lost in America.” [NEWS1]

Director Yoon Je-kyun and Hollywood producer Lynda Obst’s film “K-Pop: Lost in America” ​​will go into production next year, Yoon said Monday.

“The script is currently under development, aiming to start filming in the first half of next year,” Yoon said via CJ ENM on Monday. “We plan to join forces with the best team in this field. .”

Yoon is best known for his hit films “Haeundae” (2009) and “Ode to My Father” (2014), both of which surpassed 10 million in ticket sales, the milestone of commercial success in Korean cinema. . Obst is a renowned producer behind the films “Sleepless in Seattle” (1993) and “Interstellar” (2014) and is known to have a particular interest in K-pop and Korean culture in general.

“K-pop: Lost in America” tells the story of a Korean boy band who travels to New York for their US debut, only to find themselves stranded in a rural Texas town with no money or phone. portable. CJ ENM added that it would be a “coming of age road movie as young people grow up stumbling along their journey”.

Singer and actor Cha Eun-woo of boy band Astro is currently being considered for the lead role. Hollywood actors Rebel Wilson and Charles Melton have already been confirmed as cast members.

“There’s a certain kind of fun coming from different cultures clashing,” director Yoon said. “We are having intense discussions with a team of Hollywood writers.”

BY HALEY YANG [yang.hyunjoo@joongang.co.kr]

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