Korean singer and actress Lee Jung-hyun has been cast as the female lead in an upcoming Korean film, making her comeback to the big screen in 11 years.

Lee’s agency AVA Entertainment announced in a press release on Tuesday that she will play a single mother with multiple personalities named Hyo-seung in director Kang Lee-kwan’s feature “Juvenile Delinquent” (tentative title) set to crank in next month.

“I felt like I was destined to take on the role of Hyo-seung even though I was hesitant at first to do so because it required depth,” Lee was quoted as saying.

“It reminded me of my debut film ‘A Petal’ and I canceled my upcoming schedule in China and the United States in order to participate in the movie.”

Lee made her debut in the entertainment industry in the movie “A Petal” in 1996 and has since appeared in several more movies and dramas. She has also led a successful singing career in Korea and other Asian countries such as China.

She has been focusing on her career overseas while her last release in the country was her seventh studio album “Lee Jung Hyun 007th” featuring her title track “Suspicious Man” in May 2010.

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