Jooheon of K-pop group Monsta X will allegedly make his acting debut in the forthcoming Netflix original film Lost in America. The Korea Herald exclusively announced on November 21, 2022, that the rapper is now prepping for the part. An industry source verified the South Korean rapper’s status as a K-pop star proficient in English, according to the article.
ASTRO’s Cha Eun-woo was contacted for the main part in the K-pop-based Hollywood film, according to South Korean news portal StarNews in July. If all goes as planned, the two Korean artists will make their Hollywood debut together. According to Deadline, the project has already recruited Australian actress Rebel Wilson of Pitch Perfect fame and Riverdale actor Charles Melton.
Jooheon will portray a K-pop star stuck in the United States in the next Netflix film.
Jooheon, popularly known as Joohoney, is a rapper, singer, songwriter, and producer who will be making his acting debut. The 28-year-old had previously declared his desire to perform to his followers during a live broadcast. When asked whether he would ever work in the field, Jooheon responded:
“Acting? If I am given the chance to act, I will take it. Every time I watch a drama, I say to myself, “Those performers in those dramas are truly wonderful.”
The forthcoming film, co-produced by CJ ENM and Interstellar producer Lynda Obst, tells the tale of a K-pop band that becomes trapped in Waco, Texas, without money or phones just days before their big American debut in New York City. The film recounts the subsequent conflict. Yoon Je-kyun, renowned for films like Ode to My Father and Haeundae, will helm the film, and they intend to hire K-pop stars as well as performers from the pop business to appeal to a worldwide audience. In an August statement issued by CJ ENM, he added:
“The screenplay is now being written, with the goal of beginning shooting in the first part of next year.” We want to team up with the greatest workforce in this industry.”
According to an official from the entertainment firm, the film intends to increase the value of K-content, which is in great demand from audiences all over the globe.
“We anticipate the birth of a new film that represents the worldwide interest in K-pop and Hallyu content, as well as the trend of diversity.” We will try our utmost to create a film of the greatest possible quality.”
Fans of the rapper are overjoyed
Since the film’s announcement in 2021, it has gotten a lot of interest online. However, word of Jooheon’s participation in the film woke up his MONBEBEs, who took to Twitter to show their enthusiasm and support for their idol. Once the casting process is over, filming for Lost in America will begin next year. It is also set to be released in 2023. According to the Korea Herald, Starship Entertainment confirmed Jooheon’s casting.
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