Rumors linking Jay Park to the upcoming movie Hype Nation have been floating around the kpopverse for a few months now, and it looks like they were true after all – it’s been confirmed on Nate News that Jay will not only have a role in Hype Nation, but star as the main character of the film!
Hype Nation will be film about breakdancers of the East and West, making the Korean-American Jay Park the perfect fit for the main character role. He will also be participating in the movie’s OST, thereby showing off his vocal talents on top of this acting debut. Furthermore, it’s been revealed the dialogue has been scripted in English as the movie is geared toward a worldwide market. Furthermore, due to the fact that 70% of the filming is scheduled to take place in Korea, Jay Park will return to Korea in June.
Jay Park will be working in association with Young Lee, an American film producer. One source revealed that Jay and Young Lee were longtime friends, and that Lee had first offered Jay the role back when he was still with 2PM.
It’s also been reported that Hype Nation’s female lead character has yet to be determined. “Producer Young Lee will be returning from the United States in late April, so he will decide at that time,” one source said. As you may recall, Son Dambiwas originally cast to be part of this movie as the female lead named Esther, so it’s safe to assume that her replacement will play a character of the same name.
First a personal Youtube account, and now a full movie… looks like Jay Park really is returning to the spotlight. Although Hype Nation suffered financial woes last year, I’m sure many people are doubly interested in the movie now. Furthermore, this will mark Jay’s Hollywood debut and return to Korea. Stay tuned for more on this matter!
As we all know in the Kpop world, each different group has their own fan club and each fan club has a pretty unique name. So, I just wanna find out what “tag” you’d consider yourself to have. Go crazy, you can have more than one 😉
If you see a missing tag, comment here and I’ll add it ^^
List of Tags:
[I AM] – 2AM
[HOTTEST] – 2PM
[Black Jack]– 2NE1
[ Play Girlz] After School
[구름] (Cloud) – Bi Rain
[V.I.P] – Big Bang
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Laura Ling and Euna Lee, two American journalists, were recently sentenced to 12 years of prison in North Korea.
On March 17, 2009, Laura and Euna were shooting video along the China/North Korea border for a story they were working on about the trafficking of women in the region. They were stopped by North Korean border guards and arrested immediately thereafter. Both women were transported to Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea, where they remained under arrest until their trial.
A verdict in their closed trial was reached on June 8, and both Laura and Euna were sentenced to 12 years of reform through labor for illegal entry and grave crimes against the North Korean state.
Since the sentencing, the families have been able to receive calls on a few occasions. During the second call received on the evening of July 7, Laura and Euna reported that they are being treated fairly and are being seen by physicians. In the most recent call, they asked for continued support from our country and its citizens for their amnesty.
Urge the government of North Korea to grant amnesty to Laura Ling and Euna Lee!