Byung-hun Lee cast in Yulin Kuang's adaptation of Maurene Goo’s novel 'I Believe in a Thing Called Love' for Netflix

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Byung-hun Lee cast in Yulin Kuang's adaptation of Maurene Goo’s novel 'I Believe in a Thing Called Love' for Netflix

Yulin Kuang will adapt the feature film I Believe In A Thing Called Love based on Maurene Goo’s YA novel of the same name. Maurene Goo is the author of several acclaimed and award-winning young adult novels, including Somewhere Only We Know and The Way You Make Me Feel.  

Kuang (Love Daily, The Healing Powers of Dude, I Ship It, Jade Palace) will be writing the screenplay of the Netflix film. Byung-hun Lee (The Magnificent Seven, the G.I. Joe series, Red 2, Terminator Genisys) is the first cast member of the film. The logline of the film reads- Desi, an overachieving high school senior decides to use the laws of K-drama romances to land herself a boyfriend. 

A-Major Media’s Mary Lee; BH Entertainment’s Charles Pak; and Byung-hun Lee are the producers of the project. Goo will serve as executive producer. 

 “I Believe in a Thing Called Love reminds me of the aspirational stories that I loved as a teenager. Maurene found a way to tap into the fun world of K-dramas through the perspective of a girl who learns that life is something that you can’t control, and Yulin’s voice was perfect for the adaptation. We’re thrilled to partner with Netflix and can’t wait for audiences to fall in love with Desi”, said Mary Lee. 

Goo spoke about her elation on her novel being adapted for Netflix saying, " “I Believe in a Thing Called Love has found a home with Netflix! I'm so proud of my amazing team—Yulin, A-Major, and BH Entertainment—and it's a thrill to finally share this exciting news.”  

Netflix previously acquired the rights to Maurene Goo’s novel Somewhere Only We Know, which will also be adapted into a feature film. 


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