K-Drama Stars Take on Hollywood & Big Screen

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Actor park hae-soo on his hollywood debut.
Actor Park Hae-soo /courtesy NETFLIX

New espionage series on Amazon Prime starring Park Hae-soo from Squid Game

Exciting news for K-drama fans! The breakout star of “Squid Game,” Park Hae-soo, is set to make his Hollywood debut in the upcoming Amazon Prime spy series, “Butterfly.” The Korean heartthrob will join forces with Daniel Dae Kim in a thrilling chase, bringing to life characters from the graphic novel of the same name. Adding to the star-studded cast is the talented Kim Tae-hee. While details about their roles are under wraps, the anticipation is already building for this action-packed series.

Park Hae-soo skyrocketed to global fame with his role in “Squid Game,” and now, he’s set to conquer Hollywood after signing with UTA, one of the top agencies in the U.S. The actor’s versatility and magnetic presence are sure to captivate audiences worldwide.

Jisoo from BLACKPINK is set to make her big-screen debut in “Omniscient Reader.”

But that’s not all! BLACKPINK’s Jisoo is making her big-screen debut in the upcoming fantasy film, “Omniscient Reader.” The K-pop sensation joins a stellar cast, including Lee Min-ho and Ahn Hyo-seop, in this intriguing tale based on a popular webcomic. Jisoo takes on the role of Lee Ji-hye, a colleague with combat skills who becomes a crucial part of the protagonist’s journey.

Jisoo from blackpink on her debut in 'ominiscient reader.'
Singer and actor Kim Ji-soo / courtesy

The film revolves around an ordinary office worker, Kim Dok-ja, played by Ahn Hyo-seop, who finds himself in a world inspired by his favorite apocalyptic web novel. As the novel’s events come to life, he teams up with the protagonist, Yoo Joong-hyuk, portrayed by Lee Min-ho, to alter the story’s course and save the world. Jisoo’s character, Lee Ji-hye, adds a dynamic element to the team, using her combat skills to assist in the quest for survival.

Jisoo, who made her acting debut in JTBC’s hit drama series “Snowdrop” in 2021, is now expanding her horizons with this exciting supporting role in “Omniscient Reader.” Her presence in the film is sure to resonate with fans and further establish her as a multifaceted talent.

As K-drama continues to make waves globally, these two stars breaking into Hollywood and the big screen is a testament to the genre’s growing influence. Park Hae-soo and Jisoo’s forays into international projects not only showcase their talent but also contribute to the increasing popularity of Korean entertainment worldwide.

Get ready for an exhilarating ride as your favorite K-drama stars embark on new adventures in Hollywood and on the big screen. “Butterfly” and “Omniscient Reader” promise to deliver gripping storylines, impressive performances, and a fusion of East and West entertainment that will keep audiences eagerly anticipating each episode and scene. Keep your eyes peeled for these upcoming releases, and witness the magic as K-drama takes the world by storm!

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