K-Pop Rom-Com set on Netflix – The Hollywood Reporter


A romantic comedy set in the world of K-pop is heading to Netflix.

The streamer reclaimed the rights to Maurene Goo’s young adult novel Somewhere Only We Know, developing it as a feature film with Lana Cho (Four weddings and a funeral) ready to adapt.

Described as roman holidays meets Before sunrise the story follows a huge K-pop star and tabloid photographer as they stroll the neon streets of Hong Kong in search of adventure and love. (The streamer recently posted a K-pop music doc BLACKPINK: Light up the sky, and builds a content list focused on the world of K-pop.)

Escape Artists, which is in production on Aaron Sorkin’s Being the Ricardos and Kevin Hart-starrer Toronto man, is at the origin of the project. Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch, Tony Shaw and Logan Kriete are expected to produce. Goo and David Bloomfield will be the executive producers.

Cho has worked as a writer-producer on shows that include Greek, The CW Arrow (The CW), and the recent remake of the Hulu series from Four weddings and a funeral. It is replaced by UTA, Circle of Confusion and Morris Yorn.

Goo, whose other books include I believe in something called love and This way you make me feel, was represented on this project by the Hansen Literary Agency and the UTA.


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