Gugudan’s Mina cast in Hong sisters’ ‘Hotel del Luna’

On April 6, it was announced that Mina of the K-pop girl group Gugudan was cast in the tvN drama Hotel del Lunawhich is headlined by top stars IU and Yeo Jin-goo.

The upcoming show is a fantasy drama about an old hotel, called Hotel del Luna, located in the heart of downtown Seoul and unlike any other—as it only reveals itself to ghosts and wandering spirits. IU (My Ajusshi) has taken on the role of the hotel CEO, Jung Man-wol, who has been cursed to spend eternity among ghosts as punishment for her sins. Yeo Jin-goo, who wrapped up the highly successful The Crowned Clown last month, will play the hotel’s manager Goo Chan-seong. Goo is a gullible guy with obsessive-compulsive disorder who will be forced to work at the hotel because of a deal his father made with Jung Man-wol.

Mina will be playing Kim Yu-na, an 18-year-old high schooler. The young actress first appeared as a contestant in Mnet’s Produce 101 in 2016, going on to debut with the show’s project group IOI in 2016 and garnering immense popularity. Following IOI’s disbandment, she debuted in Gugudan. In 2017, she made her acting debut by starring as the younger Han Ye-seul in MBC’s 20th Century Boy and Girl. She was last seen in Mama Fairy And The Woodcutter.

The story for Hotel del Luna was written in 2013 by sisters Hong Jung-eun and Hong Mi-ran as an earlier draft of 2013’s horror-rom-com The Master’s Sun. Hotel del Luna will be directed by PD Oh Chung-hwan of Doctors and While You Were Sleeping.

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