EXCLUSIVE: Another star-studded package appears to have hit the market just before the holiday weekend. Sources tell Deadline that Rebel Wilson and Charles Melton are attached to star in K-Pop: Lost in America for producers Lynda Obst and Miky Lee of CJ Entertainment. South Korean filmmaker JK Youn is directing and was written by Jeff Kaplan and Ian Springer, with a current draft by Karen McCullah and Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith.
The package has just hit the market and is already attracting interest from suitors.
The story follows a groundbreaking K-pop group who find themselves mistakenly stranded in Waco, Texas, just days before their American debut at Madison Square Garden. With no phone, no money, and no transportation, the group must overcome their differences and a host of crazy obstacles to get to New York. Along the way, they learn to love Texas, and Texas learns to love them back.
Filming is expected to begin in the fall.
Wilson was recently seen in the Netflix comedy Secondary year. Melton plays Reggie on the CW series riverdale, which begins its final season this fall.
Wilson is represented by WME, Tavistock Wood in the UK and Creative Representation in Australia. Melton is represented by 111 Media, CAA and Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole.