After it was announced that the creators of ‘Interstellar’ and ‘Parasite’ were making a K-pop movie in August 2021, we heard nothing more about it. Titled ‘K-pop: Lost in America’, the film turned heads as it was not just a biography or a documentary, but a fun comedy about a K-pop group that gets lost barely 2 days before its debut. With producers having hit rom-coms under their belt like “Sleepless in Seattle,” many hoped their favorite idol actors would be cast. And some fans’ wishes came true as on July 1, it was reported that Astro’s Cha Eunwoo would be one of the leads.
We first learned that Aussie comedian Rebel Wilson and Charles Melton of “Riverdale” fame had joined the cast of “K-POP: Lost in America.” Deadline’s exclusive report also shared that filming will begin in the fall and the film will be released in 2023. While Charles Melton is half-Korean and could play one of the members of the fictional K-pop group, fans had been promised that the K-pop idol actors would also be in the Hollywood film. Well, our prayers have been answered, as one of the greatest idol actors, Eunwoo, has been enlisted.
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Hours after the first casting announcement, Korean media reported that Eunwoo was positively in talks to play a lead role in “K-POP: Lost in America.” While a member of K-pop boy group Astro, he also established himself as an actor with several hit K-dramas like “Rookie Historian” and “True Beauty.” The idol actor was in Los Angeles for the past few days and while he didn’t reveal why he was there, fans now believe it was for his Hollywood debut. StarNews reports that Eunwoo has now secured the role and cleared his schedule for the rest of the year to film “K-POP: Lost in America.”
‘K-POP: Lost in America’ has joined Interstellar producer Lynda Obst and Miky Lee of ‘Parasite’ fame. The Korean production will be handled by the CJ ENM conglomerate, which has several K-pop and K-drama agencies. The film will be directed by JK Youn who was the first Korean filmmaker to have two mega-blockbusters with over 10 million viewers each. “K-POP: Lost in America” is a comedy that follows a group of rookie K-pop boys who get lost in Texas with no money and have to travel to New York in two days for their debut. They have to go through crazy hijinks and obstacles in order to achieve their dreams.
“Eunwoo’s Karma is Real”
Astro fans are thrilled for Eunwoo as it will be his Hollywood debut and are tweeting like “I knew it!!! Something BIG is going to happen and it’s happening now!!! 🥳😭😍❤️ EUNWOO KARMA IS TRUE!!! ACTOR CHA EUNWOO IN HOLLYWOOD His last roles being those of a calm and cold person, fans began to remind the Internet of his comedic role: “You all have to watch Rookie Historian before talking about Eunwoo and acting, because everything you say ignores 1/3 of his main roles. Yirim was a sweet, sweet, and ridiculous bean full of mischief and enthusiasm! HELLO!”
One fan was positive, “Eunwoo in HOLLYWOOD movie for real!! all the reasons he’s in LA we all thought he was on vacation… apparently it’s on business. Another was impressed, “”I want to be in a historical drama” – he got it “I want to wear hs uniform in a drama” – he got it “I want our song to be #1 in music shows” – he got it “I want to play in Hollywood” – he got it What eunwoo wants, eunwoo gets. One fan added, “It’s crazy! Eunwoo is going to Hollywood! Eunwoo is going global! I’m so proud of him!”
More of you need to watch Rookie Historian before talking about Eunwoo and acting, because everything you say ignores 1/3 of his main roles. Yirim was a sweet, sweet, ridiculous bean full of mischief and enthusiasm! HELLO! pic.twitter.com/3nWQYOkGaW
— trash kdrama ✨ (@tttalkskdrama) June 30, 2022
Eunwoo in HOLLYWOOD movie for real!! all the reasons he’s in LA we all thought he was on vacation…. apparently it’s on business.
— 바다별 #해바라기 #꽃신 🌻💐👠 (@myngjnluuv) July 1, 2022
“I want to be in a historical drama” – he got it
“I want to wear a hs uniform in a drama” – he got it
“I want our song to be #1 on music shows” – he got it
“I want to play in Hollywood” – he got it
What eunwoo wants, eunwoo gets pic.twitter.com/Z7KeGkoqck
— Audrey (@EUNWOOsays) July 1, 2022