Director Otto Retzer of Austrian romantic adventure TV series titled "Dream Hotel" has selected local actors to play supporting roles in a new episode.
The selection was made after nearly six hours of casting on April 24 during which Retzer and his crew met noted Vietnamese artists at the BHD Star Cinema in HCMC.
Among the candidates, up and coming drama actress Lan Phuong made a strong impression as a "pure Asian beauty" with good acting and English language skills.
Singer Minh Thuan, casting manager of the Viet Film Studio, the Austrian film crew's local partner, also attended the casting.
In addition to the ten actors and actresses, the film crew also cast over 450 extras for filming in Hue City, Hoi An Town and Ha Long Bay from May 4 to June 2.
The "Dream Hotel Vietnam" script centers on some young men and women who come to Vietnam and get stuck in love troubles while staying in a luxurious five-star hotel. Through several ups and downs, they find their love, themselves and develop strong affection for the nature and people of the new land.
The Dream Hotel series that moves from place to place and is typically shot in a luxury hotel, has captured millions of viewers.
Over eight years, the TV series' Austrian-based producer, Lisa Films, has produced only 16 episodes in many countries like Mauritius, Mexico, Malaysia, China and now Vietnam.