Red Velvet‘s Irene is almost ready to make her big screen debut! The trailer for her first movie, Double Patty, just released, giving a sneak peek at what to expect from her acting skills and the film’s plot.
In this coming-of-age movie, Irene plays the role of Lee Hyun-Ji, a hardworking aspiring newsreader who works at a burger restaurant. She stars opposite Shin Seung Ho (A-Teen, How to Buy a Friend), who plays high school wrestler Kang Woo-Ram. Double Patty is set to debut simultaneously in South Korean theatres and on the Seezn app, a subscription platform similar to Netflix.
On January 18, Seezn announced that the Double Patty trailer would drop on January 19 at 6PM Korean standard time. However, luckily for Red Velvet fans, it seems film outlets on YouTube and Naver got advanced access one day ahead—and the trailer gives a great glimpse at what to expect from Irene.
The trailer opens with a typical day in the life of Hyun-Ji, who balances studying to be an anchorwoman …
… with her burger restaurant waitressing job.
She soon meets her love interest, Woo-Ram, when he shows up at her restaurant.
Naturally, the two begin spending more time together…
… but you’ll have to wait for the full movie to drop to find out what happens between them.
Thankfully, you won’t be waiting long. According to the trailer, Double Patty is set to release some time in February! It’s also reportedly been pre-sold to six Asian countries, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand. However, there’s no word yet on when the movie will air outside of South Korea.
The trailer also had one more surprise for fans: Irene will be singing the movie’s OST in a duet with Shin Seung Ho! Watch the full trailer below to hear a snippet of her honey vocals and see more of her acting skills.