Korean entertainment giant CJ E&M announced last August 10 that a film about K-pop titled “K-Pop: Lost in America” (working title) will be brought forth by Hollywood mega-producer Lynda Obst.

Obst serves as the driving force behind impressive modern films such as the 1993 hit romantic comedy “Sleepless in Seattle,” 1994 Western adventure “Bad Girls,” 2003 romantic comedy “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, ” and 2014 epic science fiction film “Interstellar.” “Parasite” producer Miky Lee, one of the most prominent entertainment moguls in South Korea, also joined as producer for the project. Lee, vice chairman of CJ Group and head of CJ E&M, has supported this historic project in the Korean film industry. According to reports, the upcoming K-pop movie will feature top K-pop stars and other potential talents through open auditions to be held in Seoul, South Korea, starting August. The film will follow a popular K-pop boy group who mistakenly find themselves in Texas, two days before they are supposed to make their global debut in New York City.

“After ‘Parasite’ won four Academy Awards, interest in Korean creators is increasing. So we decided to match it with K-pop, which is popular worldwide, and start this project to assist Korean creators to enter the overseas market and also to promote K-pop and Korean culture further,” CJ E&M said in a statement. “We expect to see a fresh film about K-pop and Hallyu content that also reflects the trend of multiculturalism.” “Tidal Wave” and “Ode to my Father” director Yoon Je-Kyun is also set to direct the said film. Yoon plans to showcase both Korean and Hollywood stars to attract global crowds.