EXO’s D.O. to headline new web drama from director of Twenty
EXO idol member and actor D.O. (Unforgettable), aka Do Kyung-soo, has signed on to play the lead in a new web drama directed by film director Lee Byung-hun, who helmed the 2015 coming-of-age romp Twenty, starring Kim Woo-bin, Lee Junho, and Kang Haneul.
The title of the new web drama has yet to be determined, but the synopsis and scripts have been completed. D.O. will play a quirky college film school student with a bright, wacky personality whose extraordinary passion for film makes him stand out from the rest.
EXO’s D.O. has been steadily building up his filmography since his first role in the 2014 film Cart. He won the popularity award at this year’s Baeksang Arts Awards for his performance in the first love romance film Unforgettable and wrapped a leading role in the upcoming movie Brother. Currently, he’s in production for the movie With the Gods, which boasts an A-list cast that includes Ha Jung-woo (Tunnel) and Cha Tae-hyun (My New Sassy Girl). His last forays into dramaland were memorable turns in It’s Okay, It’s Love and I Remember You.
Anticipation for this new web drama is already high due to the casting of D.O., as well as the fact that director Lee Byung-hun is no stranger to portraying youth in all its messy and honest glory. Lee’s Twenty was aiming for American Pie/The Hangover kind of humor, but ultimately fell flat in entertainment value. Fingers are crossed for less cheap humor in his new project.
Once the female lead is cast, production will commence soon after. The web drama starring D.O. will be produced by Cheil Worldwide Inc. and is expected to premiere at the end of this year.
Via Daily Sports