Well, there are 2 shocking things here:
- His latest image
- Lead actor in a Hollywood movie
No need to explain #1 – you just have to look at the pictures. I have to look at the first picture a few times to confirm that he is Bi. Luckily, I found a second picture that was better. Even so… ehm…he should fire his hairstylist!
As for #2, wonder how he got the part. “Speed Racer” is not even released yet. I hope it is not a B-grade movie 😛 . But reading about the “plot”, looks like a typical actioner (possibly with no plot) that features an Asian who can do some wire-kungfu that the Western people like to watch. Typical action movie for Asian actor/actress.
Rain speaks at a press conference held to announce a strategic partnership between his agency J.Tune and the William Morris Agency of the U.S. at the Lotte Hotel in Seoul on Wednesday. /Yonhap
Hollywood Calls for Rain
Korean pop idol Rain has snagged his first leading role in a Hollywood film. The singer and actor told a press conference at the Lotte Hotel in Seoul on Wednesday that he has been cast as the hero in the action movie “Ninja Assassin”.
The movie is to be produced by Joel Silver, the producer of “V for Vendetta,” and the Wachowski Brothers, the directors of “The Matrix.”
“It’s such a huge opportunity that I feel like I’m dreaming,” Rain said. “I’m not only working out to lose weight and training to build the perfect body, I’m also studying English hard.”
This won’t be Rain’s first Hollywood movie. He recently shot a supporting role in the Wachowski Brothers’ “Speed Racer”, which is scheduled to open in theaters in May.
“You’ll see Korean characters appear in some scenes in the movie,” Rain said with a grin. “That’s because I lobbied and sometimes pressured the producers to feature the Korean language.”
Source: Chosun Ilbo