Korean pop stars ZE:A’s Siwan and B1A4’s Baro have been cast in a new short film, their agencies said on Tuesday.
Officials with ZE:A’s agency Star Empire and B1A4’s agency WM Entertainment confirmed the news regarding film “The Unborn” [translated title] over the phone.
Reports have also said that Korean ballad group 2AM’s Chang-min has also been cast in the film but an official with his agency Big Hit Entertainment told TenAsia that they have yet to make a decision on whether he will take part in the movie.
Nonetheless, the new film, directed by director Son Tae-gyum, will be based on a popular web cartoon of the same name by cartoonist Yoon Tae-ho. The cartoon was first released in January last year and is still running.
The cartoon centers on a man who dreamed of becoming a professional baduk [Korean chess] player but when he fails to achieve his dream, he gets a temporary job at a company. The cartoon garnered many fans by well-depicting the working life of salaried employees.
However, the short film will serve as the prequel to the story in the cartoon and will be an omnibus of six different stories based on six characters in the cartoon.
The film goes into shoot today and the six stories will be released in order each week starting May 24.
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