EXCLUSIVE: Jee Young Han (Perry Mason) has been tapped for a major role in K-Pops!, the dramatic comedy marking the directorial debut of eight-time Grammy winner Anderson .Paak, in which he also stars opposite son Soul Rasheed.
Han plays the role of Yeji, the love interest of .Paak’s character, Brandon. Others in the ensemble of the pic, which we were first to report on, include Yvette Nicole Brown, Jonnie “Dumbfoundead” Park (who developed the project with .Paak), and Kevin Woo.
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Hailing from Stampede Ventures, K-Pops! recently brought Live Nation Productions aboard as a strategic partner. The film centers on a washed-up musician from Los Angeles who attempts to reinvigorate his career by joining the band for a K-Pop competition show in Seoul and discovers that his long-lost son has the chance to front one of the country’s hottest new groups. He jumps at the opportunity to capitalize on his son’s stardom for his own renaissance but ultimately learns that fatherhood is much more fulfilling and meaningful.
Scripted by .Paak and Khaila Amazan, K-Pops!‘s producers are Greg Silverman and Jon Berg on behalf of Stampede Ventures, Jaeson Ma on behalf of EST Studios, Park on behalf of Big Dummie, and .Paak for Apeshit Films. Amazan is exec producing alongside Stampede Ventures’ Gideon Yu, Chris Bosco, Grant Torre, and Michael Tadross, as well as EST Studios’ Eric Tu. Tadross is heading up physical production, with WME Independent handling sales.
Best known for roles on the Hulu/Onyx Collective comedy series Unprisoned starring Kerry Washington and Delroy Lindo, and on HBO’s Perry Mason, Han has also previously been seen on shows like The Good Doctor, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, Superstore, Station 19, and Santa Clarita Diet, to name just a few. Feature credits for the actress include the Bryan Cranston comedy Why Him?, the Justin Long-Evan Rachel Wood rom-com A Case of You, Jason Reitman’s Charlize Theron vehicle Young Adult, and the coming-of-age dramedy It’s Kind of a Funny Story from Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.
Han is represented by Innovative Artists and Ziffren Brittenham.
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