Last September 6, Soompi reported that the Start-Up star, aka good boy, is in talks to make his movie debut in the film, Sad Tropics. The story revolves around a half-Korean and half-Filipino man who is an aspiring boxer. He went to South Korea to look for his father who abandoned him and during his search, he encounters evildoers. Following this report, Seon Ho's agency, SALT Entertainment, announced that he is "positively reviewing the casting offer."
Last night, social media feeds were filled with content related to Seon Ho's potential first movie, and rumor has it that Kapuso actress Marian Rivera will be playing the role of the lead's Filipino mom! She was reportedly picked by the movie's production company, while Mask actor Yeon Jung Hoon is rumored to appear as her estranged Korean husband. No official announcements or confirmed reports have been made.
Sad Tropics will be directed by Park Hoon Jung, the producing director who brought us the thriller movie The Witch: Part 1 The Subversion and the crime film, Night In Paradise. Based on Sad Tropics' title and storyline, we can already tell that it's going to be an emotional roller coaster ride.