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2NE1's Sandara Park Lands A Leading Film Role

BY Julie Jones | Jul 24, 2015 01:17 PM EDT


2NE1's Sandara Park has reportedly landed the role of a songwriter in an upcoming k-movie remake.

An anonymous source in the music industry told the Korean media outlet HeraldPOP that the singer-actress will soon appear in a film that is the Korean remake of the romantic musical comedy "Begin Again."

The film role follows her success in the web drama series "We Broke Up." In that series she and WINNER member Kang Seung Yoon played a college campus couple that split up but then had to share a house. That led the characters to question why they ever broke up in the first place. The 10-part series debuted on Naver's TV Cast Website.

Before appearing in the web drama Park had a small role in the drama "Producer," which starred Kim Soo Hyun, IU and Gong Hyo Jin.

Park has been acting for a while, having started her career in 2004. She appeared in the film "Bcuz of You" before ever signing with YG Entertainment and becoming a member of 2NE1. Her first k-drama role was in "The Return of Iljimae" in 2009. She followed that role with a few cameo appearances and a leading role in the web drama "Dr. Ian." She recently appeared in several movies in either supporting or cameo roles, by herself and, once with the other members of 2NE1 in "Girlfriends."

The film "Begin Again,' which starred Mark Ruffalo and Keira Knightly, did very well in Korea. It became the most watched independent film of all time in South Korean theaters, so it is not surprising that a remake is being planned. Keira Knightly played a songwriter that helped disgraced music executive Mark Ruffalo regain interest in his dream. He helped her career and she helped him get his life back together. In the Korean version, Sandara Park will play a songwriter who also works part time at a convenience store. She is trying to capture a melody that appears in her dreams. The male leading character will be a broadcast director who helps her capture that melody and realize her songwriting dream. Han Jae Suk, who was last seen in the drama "Witch's Romance," may play that character.

The movie has a release date in early 2016. What do you think of Sandara Park playing the Keira Knightly role?

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