Park Seo Joon’s Impressive Performance as an Edgy but Soft-Hearted Soccer Coach in “Dream,” Co-Starring IU
Park Seo Joon is about to return to the big screen for the first time in four years with the movie “Dream” alongside IU.
Park Seo Joon makes his long-awaited return to the big screen after a four-year hiatus in the upcoming movie “Dream,” directed by Lee Byung Heon.
On March 20th, Plus M Entertainment released a still of Park Seo Joon in his role as Hong Dae, a former soccer player who becomes the coach of a team of outcasts at the Homeless Football World Cup and leads them to pursue an impossible dream.
Park Seo Joon, who has been drawing global expectations with his roles in “Midnight Runners,” “The Divine Fury,” the hit drama “Itaewon Class,” and his first Hollywood debut “The Marvels,” promises to bring a new character to life with his portrayal of Hong Dae in “Dream.”
Park Seo Joon’s character is a former soccer player facing the worst crisis of his life, who becomes the coach of a homeless soccer team without any plans or willpower. Because of the team’s incredible teamwork and talent, he cannot abandon them and takes on the challenge of leading them to the Homeless World Cup.
Park Seo Joon’s portrayal of Hong Dae is both edgy and humane. He transforms into a feisty yet soft-hearted character. He effectively delivers the lines, adding depth and charm to the character.
Park Seo Joon reportedly underwent professional training to increase his muscle mass and change his body type to better synchronize with his role. His chemistry with IU (Lee Ji Eun), who plays PD So Min and produces a documentary about the team’s journey, promises to add a touch of humor and lightheartedness to the movie.
Lee Ji Eun, who makes her comeback to the big screen after four years, praised Park Seo Joon’s ability to maintain high tension throughout the shoot, calling his concentration impressive.
Director Lee Byung Heon was also impressed by Park Seo Joon’s acting skills, saying he felt the movie was complete with his casting and praised him as “a sensible and good actor”.
“Dream” is set to be released on April 26th and is already highly anticipated by fans.