After getting released from his mandatory military enlistment last January 25, EXO’s Doh Kyung-soo, more popularly known by his stage name D.O., is back with new projects, one of which is the film Secret.
The idol-turned-actor has reportedly been confirmed as the star of the Korean remake of the 2007 Taiwanese movie Secret. It is a fantasy-romance film about a high school student who transfers to a new school. On his first day at his new school, he meets a female student, who turns out to be one of his classmates, who plays mysterious music on the piano in the old music room. He falls for her over the course of events, but after one incident, all traces of her disappear into thin air, including her student records, as if she never existed. One day, he sees an old photo of his father, and beside him is the girl he has been looking for.
The original film, which was released in South Korea in 2008, was hit and was praised as a notable youth, music, time-skip film. The movie’s sweet classical piano music harmonized well with the concept of a young, first love that transcends time and space.
Doh Kyung-soo will take on the role of the male protagonist, played in the original film by Jay Chou. The character is a piano genius who encounters mysterious events in his new school. Doh has solidified his presence as an actor with his dramas such as SBS’s It’s Okay, This Is Love (2014) and tvN’s 100 Days My Prince (2018) and movies such as Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds (2017), Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days (2018), Room No. 7 (2017), and Swing Kids (2018). He has been recognized for his stable acting performance and delivery of deep emotions. Recently, the actor was confirmed as a part of the main cast of the new space film The Moon, where he will star with veteran film actor Sol Kyung-gu and The World of the Married (2020) star Kim Hee-ae.
Meanwhile, the casting for the female protagonist will reportedly be decided through an audition soon.
Secret is scheduled to begin filming in the second half of the year.