IU (Lee Ji-eun) has been confirmed to have accepted her first lead role in a feature film opposite Park Seo-joon. The project is titled Dream, which will be helmed by movie director Lee Byeong-hun who directed the 2019 box office hit Extreme Job as well as the 2019 romantic comedy series, Be Melodramatic.
Dream will see Park Seo-joon (The Divine Fury, What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim) playing a rising star in the world of professional football who, after an unexpected disciplinary measure, fails to achieve his dream. He is then appointed as the soccer coach for a team of homeless and poor youth who have never played soccer before. With them, he sets his sights on competing in the world cup for homeless youth.
IU will be playing Park’s leading lady in the film. Not much is known about her character, but considering the light and humorous tone Lee Byeong-hun’s slice-of-life movies usually have, viewers can expect to see the singer-turned-actress bring to life a fascinating character.
IU ended the previous year on a high with Hotel Del Luna, one of the highest-rated Korean dramas of 2019. Park Seo-joon, on the other hand, is currently preparing for the premiere of his drama Itaewon Class on January 31.
The shooting for Dream is expected to begin in the first half of this year.
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