Korean A-list actor Lee Byung-hun has been confirmed to co-produce as well as star in an upcoming Netflix teenage movie!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, an American entertainment media, the global streaming platform has recently acquired rights to dramatize Maurene Goo’s 2017 romance book “I Believe in a Thing Called Love,” and Lee Byung-hun is said to take both producer and actor credits. Lee’s agency BH Entertainment later made an announcement confirming the news.
I Believe in a Thing Called Love will follow Desi Lee, an overachieving high school senior who also happens to be a walking disaster when it comes to romance. One day, she decides to go after the incredibly hot Luca Drakos by making use of recurring love formulas found in romantic K-dramas. Lee Byung-hun has signed up to play Desi’s father.
A multi-awarded film and TV actor, Lee is critically acclaimed for his excellent portrayals in the Korean films A Bittersweet Life (2005), I Saw the Devil (2010), Inside Men (2015), and The Man Standing Next (2020). In Hollywood, the 50-year-old artist is known for his role as Storm Shadow in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) and its sequel G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013). Aside from the aforementioned project, Lee is also slated to appear in two survival-themed Korean films, Emergency Declaration and Concrete Utopia.
I Believe in a Thing Called Love is to be penned by Yulin Kuang, who previously worked with Netflix on the series The Healing Powers of Dude (2020). Lee Byung-hun will be co-producing along with Mary Lee of A-Major Media and Charles Pak of BH Entertainment, while source author Maurene Goo has decided to join them as an executive producer.