BY Adrienne Stanley | Apr 09, 2015 10:17 AM EDT
On April 9, a report in X Sports News announced the casting of 2NE1's Dara (Sandara Park) in an ucoming web series. She will follow the success of her recent web drama “Dr. Ian” with a starring role in “We Broke Up.” Based on a Naver webtoon, “We Broke Up” focuses on a college couple who halted their relationship but are reunited through extenuating circumstances. She will portray Noh Woo Ri, a driven young woman who is focused on her future employment.
Dara will be joined by Kang Seung Yoon of the popular group, WINNER. He will portray Ji Won Young, an aspiring musician who leads an indie rock band. He sustains his artistic lifestyle through working at a convenience store.
Kang Seung Yoon previously demonstrated his potential as an in the MBC series “High Kick 3: Revenge of the Short Legged.” The “High Kick” series is known to propel young actors into stardom and the 2012 run of the sitcom bolstered the acting careers of Lee Jong Suk, Krystal and The Heirs' star Kim Ji Won.
The production will also incorporate models who are signed to YG Entertainment's YG K Plus. “We Broke Up” will serve as a transitional point into acting for the models. Kang Seung Hyun will portray a record label mogul while Jang Ki Yong will appear in the role of Seo Hyun Woo.
Web dramas have become increasingly popular and have served as a catalyst for introducing pop idols who are transitioning into acting. Web dramas including the JYP production “Dream Knight” have demonstrated the potential for showcasing K-pop stars through the medium. “We Broke Up” will be directed by Kim Yong Wan whose previous projects included the web series, “Love Cell.”
“We Broke Up” will enter production in April and will air in June 2015. Before “We Broke Up” airs, catch up on “Dr. Ian.”
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