It looks like Daniel Dae Kim has got a sweet tooth for rom-coms after appearing in the remaining year’s, Always Be My Maybe.
But this time, he gets to be the celebrity, not the neglectful boyfriend who is the lead character. You know, the one who leaves, then briefly reconciles with, and in the long run ditches to become the love of her life.
The 51 year old American actor, voice actor, and producer is known for his roles as Jin-Soo Kwon in Lost, Chin Ho Kelly in Hawaii Five-0, Gavin Park in Angel, and Johnny Gat in the Saints Row series of video games.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, he might be dipping his feet into this genre with Jayci Lee’s upcoming romance novel, A Sweet Mess. It is set to release on July 14.
Lee is known for writing poignant, sexy, and laugh-out-loud romance. Sources also report that Kim plans to both produce as well as star in a characteristic adaptation.
As for the plot of A Sweet Mess, oh, it’s just the proper throwback ’90s rom-com plot to take the edge off. “A pampered socialite turned small metropolis baker loves her secluded existence, however a cake mix-up and a jaded celebrity food critic threatens her hard-received freedom,” the precis reads. “The fix? Visit California’s wine country and be the guest star on the critic’s cooking show.”
There is no word yet as to who could potentially be playing the film’s main lady. However, an Asian-American actress will definitely be portrayed through her. “I wrote A Sweet Mess to share a story providing Asian-Americans as essential characters,” writer Lee informed THR. “To show them as fellow Americans who laugh, cry, and love. Now everybody can be capable of seeing this rom-com come to existence on screen. My heart is bursting.”