Director Yoon Je-kyun and Hollywood producer Lynda Obst's film “K-Pop: Lost in America” will go into production sometime next year, Yoon said on Monday.
"The script is currently in the making, aiming to start filming in the first half of next year, Yoon said via CJ ENM on Monday. "We are planning to join forces with the best crew in this field." Yoon is best known for his blockbuster films “Haeundae” (2009) and “Ode to
My Father” (2014), which both surpassed 10 million in ticket sales, the milestone of a commercial hit 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 heads to New York City for its U.S. debut but ends up stranded in a rural town in Texas with no money or cell phones. CJ ENM added that it will be a "coming-of-age road movie as youths grow by stumbling through 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 type of fun coming from different cultures clashing," said Director Yoon. "We are having intense discussions with a team of Hollywood writers." [KoreaJoongAngDaily]