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Former Super Junior-M Henry to make Hollywood film debut

Hong Dam-young

The Korea Herald/Asia News Network

Seoul  /  Tue, August 28, 2018  /  06:00 am
Former Super Junior-M Henry to make Hollywood film debut

This picture taken on February 21, 2013 shows South Korea's pop group Super Junior-M performing during their Fan Party live concert to promote their new album 'Break Down' in Taipei. (AFP/Mandy Cheng)

It looks like Henry, formerly of Super Junior-M, is set to spread his wings as an actor stateside, as he is set to star in new Hollywood film “A Dog’s Journey.”

The announcement was made by Amblim Partners, a US film company headed by legendary director Steven Spielberg, on Sunday to mark National Dog Day in the US. It said the singer-turned-actor has been cast as onscreen character Trent in the upcoming movie, a sequel to last year’s “A Dog’s Purpose,” a heartwarming family film that used a dog’s perspective to display life values. 

“A Dog’s Journey” will follow in a similar format, featuring a dog that discovers the meaning of his own existence through the lives of humans. 

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Henry of Super Junior M is seen cooking during an apprentice under a renowned Korean chef. Henry of Super Junior M is seen cooking during an apprentice under a renowned Korean chef. (MBC's 'I Live Alone' via The Korea Herald/File)

The flick will be helmed by Gail Mancuso, who is known for hit American TV comedy “Modern Family,” and star actors like Helgenberger, Betty Gilpin and Kathryn Prescott. 

While not much is known about Henry’s role in the movie, his Hollywood debut marks a significant milestone for the former idol star’s budding acting career. After parting with his longtime agency S.M. Entertainment and Super Junior-M in April, Henry has been deeply engaged in acting, attending the Shanghai International Film Festival for his role in Chinese movie “Double World.” 

“A Dog’s Journey” will be distributed by Universal Pictures in the US and select international territories. 

This article appeared on The Korea Herald newspaper website, which is a member of Asia News Network and a media partner of The Jakarta Post