BY Adrienne Stanley | Oct 17, 2015 09:34 PM EDT
Park Shin Hye confirmed her role in the highly-anticipated film,"Hyung," a movie that is also titled, "Older Brother."
On October 18, the Korean outlet Star News reported her confirmation for the project, heightening interest in the movie. According to Star News, the popular Hallyu star, who is known for dedicating large blocks of time to character development, has already started preparing for her role.
In "Hyung," "Pinocchio" star will appear alongside EXO's D.O. (Do Kyung Soo) and Jo Jung Suk (Oh My Ghost). D.O. portrays Doo Young, a top athlete who struggles with a debilitating injury, right before a major competition. Jo Jung Suk is Doo Shik, the hyung or older brother, who is imprisoned after fraudulent activities.
Park Shin Hye portrays a young woman who mistreats her older brother, Doo Shik while showing affection for Doo Young.
Confirmation of her involvement in the movie follows reports published on September 2 that were centered on her consideration of the role. Early reports were based on a statement provided by an unnamed source, with S.A.L.T Entertainment providing a statement that she was merely considering a role in the production.
Star News cited the ability of Park Shin Hye to appeal to fans beyond Korea. She continues to generate interest from international audiences, as one of the top rising stars of Korean drama and film. Her profile increased after the Hong Sisters' drama, "You're Beautiful" and was bolstered by her role global hit, "The Heirs."
She continued to have success in 2015, through her stellar performance in "Pinocchio" and her appearance in the ensemble social commentary film, "The Beauty Inside."
"Hyung" begins filming, later this month.
Adrienne Stanley is a contributing editor at KDramaStars. She is also a contributing music writer at KpopStarz, MTV Iggy and other publications. When she is not listening to "Rhythm Ta," she can be found on Twitter. (@retrogirladdy).
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