Thinking of what to be excited about for the next half of the year? The Korean entertainment industry is gearing up—whether it's group comebacks or a slew of K-drama castings. This week, Kingdom's Ju Ji-hoon and Nevertheless' Han So-hee are teaming up for a new movie, Netflix's Hometown Cha-cha-cha announces its release date and Song Hye-kyo may be reuniting with Descendants of the Sun director, Lee Eung-bok.
Over at the music scene, aespa just signed with a US creative agency, TXT will be releasing a repackaged album and BTS' Permission to Dance debuts at number one on the Billboard charts alongside an upcoming special episode at BBC. Find out all the details of that and more on this week's Korean entertainment roundup.
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Ju Ji-hoon and Han So-hee will be leading a new movie
It was previously reported that Ju Ji-hoon and Han So-hee were in talks to star in a new movie together. It's now been confirmed that they will be leading Gentleman, a story about private investigator Ji Hyun-soo (Ju) who gets framed for murder. To clear up the accusation, he works together with prosecutor Kim Hwa-jin (Han So-hee).
The movie will be directed by Kim Kyung-won and is slated for a May 2022 premiere.