Yesterday (June 30), Deadline reported for the first time that Australian actress Rebel Wilson (senior year) and Riverdale actor Charles Melton have been cast in an upcoming film titled K-Pop: Lost in America. With filming set to kickstart sometime this fall.
Rebel Wilson and Charles Melton also set to star
South Korean news outlet StarNews reported later today (July 1) that ASTRO member Cha Eun-woo has also offered a role in the upcoming film. The publication claims that the singer is “in talks to play the lead role. As translated by Sompy, Cha has also cleared part of his schedule for the second half of 2022 to prepare for filming.” “.
Pop: Lost in America announced
K-Pop: Lost in America was first announced in August 2021 by South Korean media company CJ ENM. The film will produced by Parasite executive producer Mickey Lee and Interstellar producer Linda Obst.
The film will reportedly revolve around a K-pop boyband. Joe accidentally ends up in Texas two days before his grand global debut in New York City and must find a way to make it there with limited time and money.
America’s only K-pop-inspired film
K-pop Lost in America isn’t the only K-pop-inspired film currently in the works. Earlier in 2021, Sony Pictures Animation announced that it is working on a musical film titled K-Pop: Demon Hunters. which will center around a demon-hunting K-pop girl group.
Meanwhile, Cha and his fellow Astro bandmates recently returned in May with new music. The boyband released their third studio album Drive to the Starry Road. Which was titled ‘Candy Sugar Pop’.