On November 13th, Korean group 2PM’s Nichkhun (23) announced that he will make his Japanese movie debut in the upcoming movie version of popular drama, ‘Ouran High School Host Club‘.
This movie is based on a manga of the same name. It is a romantic comedy centered around a popular host club at ‘Ouran High School’, where the female student Haruhi (Kawaguchi Haruna) has to disguise herself as a male host to repay a huge debt. Nichkhun will play the older brother of Michelle, an international student AKB48’s Shinoda Mariko (25).
Nichkhun will play the president of Singapore’s leading corporation and will be featured in a business suit – giving off a sleeker, more polished look from his usual image. He is also the first 2PM member to be participating in a Japanese film.
He will have to speak in both Japanese and English in this theatrical adaptation. While explaining the role the producer stated, “Nichkhun demonstrates a proficient English level as he has studied it in the U.S. He has a flavor of bashfulness and confidence which is perfect for this role.” The producer also discussed his high expectations of Nichkhun.
Nichkhun revealed he had the support and help of his fellow members to make progress with his Japanese skills. He also mentioned that he, “would love to appear in a Japanese film again”.
Unfortunately, fans will have to wait until March 17th, 2012 to see him in this much-anticipated film.