Popular idol-actor Cha Eun-woo will enter Hollywood by appearing in the K-pop star movie “K-Pop: Lost In America”
According to the film industry on July 1st, Cha Eun-woo recently received an offer to appear in “K-Pop: Lost In America” (directed by Yoon Je-kyun/co-produced by CJ Group’s Vice Chairman Lee Mi-kyung and Hollywood producer Lynda Obst) and is discussing it positively. Cha Eun-woo is reportedly preparing for filming after organizing some of his schedules for the second half of this year.
“K-Pop: Lost In America” (working title) follows a breaking K-pop group that finds themselves mistakenly stranded in Texas just days before their American debut at New York. Left with no phones, no money and no transportation, the group must overcome their differences and a host of crazy obstacles to make it to New York. “K-Pop: Lost In America” drew attention from the planning as it is co-produced by CJ Group’s Vice Chairman Lee Mi-kyung and Hollywood producer Lynda Obst of “Interstellar”, “Sleepless in Seattle” as well as directed by director Yoon Je-kyun of “Tidal Wave”, “Ode to My Father”.
The production team has been preparing for casting actors to play K-pop roles in the movie in various ways, including auditions. After many discussions and processes, Cha Eun-woo, a K-pop idol who has acting skills, was chosen as the main character. Cha Eun-woo, who appeared in the drama “True Beauty” and the movie “My Brilliant Life”, will enter the U.S. market as not only a K-pop idol but also an actor.
However, there are variables. “K-Pop: Lost In America” was originally scheduled to be filmed this fall, but the filming may be delayed due to various circumstances. Since Cha Eun-woo has a very tight schedule as a popular idol, there are variables as the filming schedule and other schedules may overlap.
Meanwhile, according to the American media outlet Deadline, Hollywood actors Rebel Wilson and Charles Melton will appear in “K-Pop: Lost In America”. Rebel Wilson is a well-known actress in Korea for her roles in “Isn’t It Romantic”, “The Hustle” and “Jojo Rabbit”. Charles Melton starred in the TV series “Riverdale” and the movie “The Sun Is Also a Star”.