Former 2NE1 member Dara’s first Korean film in a starring role will be released in April.
“One Step” tells the story of Si-hyun, played by Dara, who lost her memory in a traffic accident.
She has a condition called synesthesia, in which a stimulation of one sense leads to the stimulation of another sense. In the movie, Si-hyun recognizes music as color.
Dara is starring opposite actor Han Jae Suk, who plays the role of Ji Il, a composer who is in a situation where he finds it hard to compose a song. Through their collaboration, Si-hyun will try to find her past and Ji Il to revive his talent.
She said that while she has never experienced synesthesia, she was able to immerse herself in the character.
The main trailer for the movie was released recently and Dara uploaded the movie poster on her Instagram account.
Before she debuted in 2NE1 in 2009, Dara starred in Philippine movies “Bcuz of U,” “Can This Be Love,” “D’ Lucky Ones” and “Super Noypi.”
“One Step” will be her big debut in a Korean film. Dara’s Korean drama credits include “Dr. Ian” and “We Broke Up.”
“One Step” is directed by Jeon Jae-hong, whose credits include the short film “Fish,” which competed in the 64th Venice International Film Festival, and the 2008 movie “Beautiful,” which premiered at the 58th Berlin International Film Festival and won the grand prix at the 2008 Fukuoka Asian Film Festival.