SNSD K-Pop idol girl group SNSD Girls’ Generation’s Yoona will make her big screen debut in a new romantic comedy titled “Goodbye Ani”, reported Korean media.
She was originally offered the lead role in a Korean remake of a Japanese drama based on the popular manga “Nodame Cantabile”. But her management agency SM Entertainment said on Monday that she has turned down the role to work on “Goodbye Ani” instead. Upon the announcement, they confirmed, “We received other casting offers and after discussing the detail, we have decided to decline the offer for Yoona to headline in ‘Nodame Cantabile’.”
The idol’s withdrawal from “Nodame Cantabile” will leave the drama without a lead once again, leaving fans wondering who will play the quirky and 4-dimensional Nodame. It was also reported that the drama will be going under the name, “Cantabile Romance” for the Korean release (scheduled to premiere in October) and has so far confirmed the participation of Joo Won, Bae Yoon Shik, and Tiny G’s Do Hee.
Yoona will play the jovial, unpredictable Ani in “Goodbye Ani”. It is still unclear who will play the film’s male lead although Taiwanese actor Eddie Peng was offered the role. “Goodbye Ani”, a Chinese-Korean co-production, will go into production later this year.