Rain Bags Starring Movie Role in Chinese Melodrama

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K-pop star Rain has been cast as a starring actor in a Chinese movie.

Cube DC, his management agency, said on Tuesday the singer will appear in a romantic melodrama directed by Gao Xixi. It will be his first appearance in a film from the world's most populous country. He will star alongside popular Chinese actress Liu Yifei.

Rain has appeared in two Hollywood flicks, "Speed Racer (2008)" and "Ninja Assassin (2009)," displaying a diversity of range with two quite different roles. He won over a new demographic of audience with his portrayal of a stoic warrior in the latter, a slick affair punctuated by bloody action scenes and directed by James McTeigue.

After completing his military service, Rain made a successful comeback by releasing his sixth album "Rain Effect" in January.

Shooting on the film will begin in China in mid-March.

englishnews@chosun.com / Mar. 05, 2014 09:39 KST