August 28, 2010 08:34
Actress Kim A-joong has been cast in a leading role in a W20-billion joint U.S.-Chinese film project (US$1=W1,197).
Kim's management agency Yedang Entertainment announced on Saturday that she will appear in the film "Amazing," about the development of a virtual-reality basketball game.
Kim will play the love interest of Chinese actor Huang Xiaoming in the sports adventure movie, which is also expected to feature NBA stars such as Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard, Magic Johnson and Yao Ming.
Sherwood Xuehua Hu, who won the best film and best director awards at the 2008 Calabria International Film Festival for "Prince of the Himalayas," will direct the film.
"Kim is a very popular actress not only in Korea but across Asia," said a spokesperson for the film. "It will be a great opportunity for her to launch her career globally."
Shooting started in China on Aug. 15, and "Amazing" is scheduled to hit theaters in China and the U.S. in the first half of next year.
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