Fox 2000 Pictures has acquired the rights to a K-Pop-centered film based on a pitch from SB Projects and Epic Magazine.
The untitled movie features an Asian-American college student who becomes a top contender in South Korea’s toughest K-Pop competition show.
Scooter Braun, who manages artists like Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber and Kanye West, will produce with James Shin and Scott Manson, who will serve as executive producer on behalf of SB Projects, Deadline noted.
“We’ve found great partners in Epic and Fox 2000 to showcase the world of K-pop,” Braun told Variety. “We are excited to tap into Elyse’s talent to pull back the curtain on the genre at a time when it’s on the rise globally and give fans a story fueled by the excitement of K-pop music.”
Joshua Davis and Arthur Spector will also produce on behalf of Epic Magazine with Joshua Bearman (Epic) and John Zaozirny (Bellevue Productions) as executive producers.
“Scooter Braun is the perfect person to help audiences experience the thrill and wildness of K-pop,” Davis told Variety. “He’s a visionary in the music space, and Epic couldn’t have found a better partner in our quest to tell this incredible story.”
Elyse Hollander, known for her script in the Madonna biopic “Blonde Ambition,” will write the screenplay.
Erin Siminoff and Jiao Chen will oversee the project for the studio.