A galaxy of K-pop stars-turned-actors is likely to draw music and cinema fans to a new South Korean crypto-themed movie that will begin streaming on major international platforms in the coming days.
As reported last year, the pop star Kwon Hyun-bin, aka Viini, of the K-pop boyband JBJ, was recruited to play the lead role in what was originally filmed as a mini-series, but later edited into a movie. Originally tentatively named Romantic Hacker, the movie has now been released in South Korea as Twenty Hacker. Per Newsen, the film marks the star’s cinematic debut.
Also appearing in the movie is Cho Hyun-young, a former member of the girl group Rainbow. Cho has turned her hand to acting in recent years since the dissolution of the chart-topping group.
And another girl group star-turned-actress plays Kwon’s romantic interest – Im Na-young, a former member of the pop acts I.O.I and Pristin. Im