Park Jae-Beom, a former member of boy band 2PM, is expected to fly into Korea within the week to start shooting his b-boy pic “Hype Nation,” according to an official with the film on Tuesday.
“He is planning on arriving during this week, possibly before the weekend at the earliest,” the official told Asia Economic Daily over the phone.
Park is currently talking with his traveling agency for a date which “will be set for sure around Wednesday or Thursday,” the official explained.
The 23-year-old singer had originally planned on flying into Korea yesterday for the film which will be shot 70 percent on location in Korea, but was unable to over a matter in New York which delayed his entry.
Park is a Korean-American singer who debuted as the leader of boy band 2PM which quickly became one of the most popular K-pop acts in the country.
He quit the band last September after comments he made on his MySpace account before his debut surfaced and stirred nationwide controversy, and was expected to rejoin the group earlier this year, but officially parted with JYPE for good in February over “a huge personal wrongdoing.”
Park had been staying in the U.S. since, dancing with his b-boy crew Art of Movement and preparing for a debut in the U.S. music scene through collaborations with Dumbfoundead and Riley.
Most recently, he signed with U.S. online media company Digital Media Wire (DMW) to manage his career in the entertainment business.
Two months ago, he was cast for “Hype Nation,” about a dance contest between an American dance crew and South Korean dancers. Yet-to-debut girl group RaNia member T-ae has been set to play the role of Park’s younger sister in the film.