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Park Jin-young’s film debut in 5 Million Dollar Man

Singer, producer, and now actor Park Jin-young (or JYP) is making his big-screen debut in the movie 5 Million Dollar Man, which ought to keep him might busy as he juggles acting with running his own entertainment company, grooming starlings of the future, and producing their albums.

He’d first acted in the teen music-and-hopes drama Dream High, and totally stole all his scenes with his wacky, off-the-wall character and his surprisingly natural delivery in front of the cameras. Perhaps not terribly surprising given his years of showbiz and onstage experience, but that doesn’t always translate into acting affinity, so Park’s hilarious Jin-man character was a happy surprise.

I’ll admit my first thought upon hearing the title 5 Million Dollar Man was to wonder if he was going to play some sort of bionically enhanced cyborg. But alas, no; the story’s about an aspiring singer (Park) who accidentally gets caught up chaos. (Can I still hope it’s the bionic kind? He was so hysterical playing Teacher Robot in Dream High, analyzing students’ fatal flaws with one sweep of his all-seeing visor.)

Barring Robot Man scenes, can we at least have him in Hammer pants bustin’ a move to “U Can’t Touch This”? Surely there’s a way to work that into a movie about a pop-star hopeful. The role entails 39-year-old Park playing some scenes as a 20-something singer-wannabe, which suggests some sort of flashback or other storytelling device.

5 Million Dollar Man comes from the writer of Chuno, Runaway Plan B, and Level 7 Civil Servant, Chun Sung-il, who also happens to be the head of Harimao Pictures, the production company funding the project. (Fun movie fact: Chun snuck in the name Harimao into the company’s very first movie, Level 7 Civil Servant, which was the name of Kang Ji-hwan’s spy unit.) As his credits show, Chun has a particular affinity for action-packed comedy, and it looks like 5 Million Dollar Man will be in that vein.

Harimao Pictures had intended for the film All Quiet on the Western Front to be its next project, but it looks like that film is dealing with multiple production delays. Hence the shift in attention to this movie instead.

Park Jin-young will also be busy with production of Dream High 2, but intends to juggle those duties with the movie project. 5 Million Dollar Man plans to begin filming in October.

Via Mk.co.kr

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LOVED him in Dream High! Sighhhh <3

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he was great there no? I love this guy too.

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He's surely an established enterpreneur and one successful mentor, but his real personality ( or the one he showed on variety shows ) seems very interesting.

And I agree, who ever thought his acting would be that good in Dream High?
This movie's premise sounds fit him..will definitely looking forward for it!

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The part when he dances "Too legit to quit" with Taecyeon and Wooyoung (matching pink Hammer pants!) I've watch it many many times. He was so funny in Dream High and I hope he makes a good entrance to the world of movies.
Action-packed comedy is one of my kind of movies. I would watch this.
I bet his days has 27 hours or he just figured out how to do teletransportation (Two fingers in the front like Dragon Ball Z!)

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OMG. I totally misread the tile as Park MIN-young. Coupled that with JYP's picture, I was all kinds of confused for a sec. O_O

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Hmm, JYP already looks like he's in his 40s, I wonder how he would pull off a 20 something character...

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Interesting screen debut movie to be launched in the coming time. :) Hopefully this movie will be filled with alot of thrill actions.

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When I saw the news I wondered instantly - 'How on earth will he juggle everything?' :O

Well, I loved him in Dream High and since I'm not much into the kpop scene, I didn't know who he was until I was in the middle of the series. I thought he was an actor and the fact that it was his first role, surprised me. He was so fun. XD

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:)

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after seeing him in dream high I cant take his face seriously for a serious role

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Dayum! he's one BUUUUSSSSYYYY man!!!

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Harimao means tiger in my language....wonder if that was the intention or is it just a coincidence

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pretty sure it was intentional. Having seen their logo in Level 7 Civil Servant, that is.

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He is so dynamic. i look forward to this.

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Am I the only one who's not looking forward to this? (deep down I wish it was offered to someone who's really an actor)

JYP, acting? Just NO. Yeah, I watched Dream High. I cringed every time he's on. Even my mom said he's "el terrible".

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Can't wait for his debut into the movie world- He was great fun in Dream high and I hope he continues his amazing acting..;)

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he's really hilarious ^^

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What a great news! I loved Him in DH, not just His acting but He is really a dance god. He surely a multi talented person, and I am looking forward to discover His new face as movie star. JIP ROCKS!!!

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I mean JYP ROCKS!!!!

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Really loved the writing in level 7 civil servant (and Kang Ji Hwan of course..) so I'll be looking forward to this.
woots jyp with taec and wooyoung in hammer pants.

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