B1A4’s Jinyoung In Talks Along With Cha Tae Hyun To Star In New Rom-Com
On February 16, Sports Chosun reported that Jinyoung will be starring in a leading role of the new KBS2 drama “Police Academy” (working title). In response to the report, a source from BB Entertainment revealed, “‘Police Academy’ is one of the projects Jinyoung is reviewing the offer to star in.”
“Police Academy” is a romantic comedy drama that portrays the growth of youth with a police academy setting. The story is about 19-year-old Kang Sun Ho, who has lived a life without greed, finding himself as well his dreams and love through the help of professor Yoo Dong Man and the friends he meets at the police academy.
Jinyoung is in talks to play Kang Sun Ho, a criminal caught for hacking who becomes a first year student at the police academy. When Kang Sun Ho was 10 years old, he lost both his parents in a car accident. Since then, he opened his eyes to reality early on and matured quickly, growing up without any desires. However, he finally finds something he wants to do after he sees a girl crying in frustration from receiving a silver medal instead of a gold medal.
Previously in December, it was reported that Cha Tae Hyun was also in talks to star in the drama. A source from Cha Tae Hyun’s agency Blossom Entertainment revealed at the time, “Cha Tea Hyun has received an offer to star in the new drama ‘Police Academy,’ and he is currently in the stage of reviewing the offer.” If Cha Tae Hyun accepts the role, it will be his first drama in a year since OCN’s “Team Bulldog: Off-duty Investigation.”
Jinyoung debuted in 2011 as a member of B1A4, and he starred in dramas including “Love in the Moonlight” and “My First First Love” along with the films “Miss Granny” and “The Dude in Me.” Jinyoung enlisted in the military in June 2019 as a public service worker, and he will be discharged in April. Following his discharge, Jinyoung will transfer to BB Entertainment and continue his activities with the agency.
Watch Jinyoung in “The Dude in Me” here:
Watch Cha Tae Hyun in “Team Bulldog: Off-duty Investigation” below: