Ong Seong Wu is confirmed to lead the upcoming drama "How About a Cup of Coffee?"
In a new report, the 25-year-old actor is set to appear as the main character for Kakao TV's new drama, alongside veteran actor Park Ho San.
"How About a Cup of Coffee?" is based on the popular webcomic, written by Huh Young Man.
Ong Seong Wu "Honored" to Star in "How About a Cup of Coffee?"
Following the announcement, the singer-actor expressed his gratitude for being chosen as the lead cast.
In a statement obtained by a South Korean outlet, Ong Seong Wu shared that he is "honored" and excited to appear in a drama based on Heo Young Man's work.
"I'll try to present a small but warm-hearted work with coffee in many people's daily lives," he mentioned, adding, "Please look forward to it."
"How About a Cup of Coffee?" Cast and Synopsis
Kakao TV's upcoming drama will be directed by Noh Jung Wook alongside scriptwriter Kim Joon Hyung.
Interestingly, the drama will begin its filming schedule in June and is slated to premiere in the second half of the year with a total of 12 episodes.
The "Moment at Eighteen" actor will portray Kang Go Bi, a newbie barista who pursued the career due to his passion for coffee.
Little did he know that aside from mastering the craft, he will also learn about people and how to comfort their hearts through coffee.
With Kang Go Bi's journey, he is being supervised by Park Seok, played by Park Ho San, the owner and the coffee master of the shop.
"How About a Cup of Coffee?" will be a different genre to Ong Seong Wu's previous projects as this would present his growth in acting by portraying mature and deeper emotions.
After his successful debut as one of the members of the project group Wanna One, Ong Seong Wu delved into acting and managed to land his first-ever project in "Idol Fever" as a guest.
He then scored his first lead role in the romance drama "Moment at Eighteen."
This was followed by the JTBC drama "More Than Friends" together with a powerhouse cast including Shin Ye Eun, Kim Dong Jun, P.O, Baek Soo Min, and Choi Chan Ho.
Ong Seong Wu 2021: Set to Appear in 3 Upcoming Films
At the beginning of the year, Ong Seong Wu's agency, Fantiago, revealed that the 25-year-old actor is being courted to appear in the new movie "Operation Seoul National University."
At the time, the management shared that the actor is "currently in talks for the movie with a favorable outlook."
If the South Korean heartthrob agrees, he will work alongside Yoo Ah In, who was previously confirmed to be offered to appear in the film back in December.
As for Ong Seong Wu's upcoming projects, the singer-actor is currently preparing for his movie debut with the musical film "Life Is Beautiful."
In addition, the 25-year-old is currently filming his upcoming comedy movie "Jung Family's Farm" alongside Ryu Seung Ryong and Park Hae Joon.
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Written by Geca Wills