Yoko Maki, Mao Inoue, Nanami Sakuraba and Yo Oizumi are all cast in movie “Yakiniku Dragon.” The film is based on stage play “Yakiniku Doragon” written and directed by Wishing Chong and he also directs the movie version. The film centers around three daughters played by Yoko Maki, Mao Inoue and Nanami Sakuraba. Their father emigrated from South Korea and started the restaurant “Yakiniku Doragon” in Japan. Story is also set in the 1970’s and set around the Kansai region.
“Yakiniku Dragon” will be released sometime this summer in Ja;an.
Kim Kang-Woo and Uee are cast for lead roles in MBC Saturday drama series “My Husband Oh Jak-Doo” (literal title). Jung Sang-Hoon is already cast for a supporting roles in the drama series and Han Sun-Hwa (ex ‘Secret’ member) is considering an offer to play a supporting role. Story for “My Husband Oh Jak-Doo” will follow a single woman (Uee) in her 30’s who decides to marry just to get rid of the stigma of being a single woman. She marries a man (Kim Kang-Woo) that lives in the mountain out of convenience, but they develop feelings romantically.
“My Husband Oh Jak-Doo” first airs March, 2018 in South Korea.
Teaser trailer for upcoming movie “Call Boy” starring Tori Matsuzaka. Movie is based on 2001 novel “Shonen” by Ira Ishida and directed by Daisuke Miura. Story for “Call Boy” follows a college student played by Tori Matsuzaka as he begins work as a call boy.
Release date for “Call Boy” is now set for April 6, 2018 in Japan.
Choi Hee-Seo has been offered leading role in OCN drama series “Mistress” co-starring Han Ga-In. Currently, Choi Hee-Seo is positively considering the offer. Choi Hee-Seo has recently won several “Best New Actress” awards for her performance in 2017 movie “Anarchist from Colony.” If Choi Hee-Seo accepts she will play Jung-Won. Her character works as a successful lawyer and she is married, but she has an affair with a colleague. The drama series is a remake of UK TV series “Mistresses” and the character of Jung-Won is the equivalent of Siobhan Dillon from the original TV series.
“Mistress” first airs April, 2018 in South Korea.
First teaser trailer added for movie “50 First Kisses” starring Takayuki Yamada and Masami Nagasawa. Movie is a remake of 2004 U.S. film “50 First Dates” with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore in the respective lead roles. Movie is directed by Yuichi Fukuda (“HK: Forbidden Super Hero“) and filming took place in Hawaii.
“50 First Kisses” will be released June 1, 2018 in Japan.
First teaser trailer for JTBC drama series “Eulachacha Waikiki” starring Kim Jung-Hyu, Lee Yi-Kyung and Son Seung-Won. The drama series is set around Waikiki Guest House which is run by Kang Dong-Goo (Kim Jung-Hyun), Cheon Joon-Ki (Lee Yi-Kyung) and Bong-Doo-Sik (Son Seung-Won). A baby and a single mom appears at Waikiki Guest House. Still images below is of Kim Jung-Hyun in the drama series.
“Eulachacha Waikiki” first airs February 5, 2018 in South Korea.
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Kazuki Soejima is cast in indie film “40 Manbun no 1” (literally “1 in 400,000”). Movie is written and directed by Hirotaka Inoue. In the film, Kazuki Soejima plays college student Toru Nakanishi. He lies to his ex-girlfriend (Haruka Tateishi) and tells her he is trying to get hired at a top advertising agency. In truth, he hasn’t even started looking for a job. He then receives training to find a job from Haruhiko Ogino (Teru Sato).
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First two teaser trailers added for upcoming SBS drama series “Should We Kiss First” (literal title) starring Kam Woo-Sung and Kim Sun-A.
Meanwhile, the first script reading for the drama series took place December 18, 2017. Main cast members including Kam Woo-Sung, Kim Sun-A, Oh Ji-Ho and Park Si-Yeon all attended.
“Should We Kiss First” first airs February 5, 2018 in South Korea.
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Go Ara and L (‘INFINITE’) are cast for lead roles in JTBC drama series “Ms. Hammurabi.” The drama series is based on 2015 law based novel “Ms. Hammurabi” by Moon Yoo-Seok. For the drama series Go Ara will play Park Cha O Reum. She works earnestly as a rookie judge and has a bright personality. L (aka Kim Myung-Soo) will play Im Ba-Reun. He also works as a judge, but is guided strictly by principles. He disagrees with Park Cha O Reum on basically everything.
In addition, veteran actor Sung Dong-Il is cast for a major supporting character role. He will play Judge Han Se-Sang. He provides balance between Park Cha O Reum’s idealism and Im Ba-Reun’s strict principles.
“Ms. Hammurabi” will first air May, 2018 in South Korea and will air as a pre-production.
Teaser poster for upcoming movie “Baachan Road” starring Ayane Nagabuchi and Mitsuko Kusabue. Story for “Baachan Road” follows a grandmother (Mitsuko Kusabue) and granddaughter (Ayane Nagabuchi). The grandmother injured her leg, but promises to walk on her granddaughter’s wedding day. Movie is directed by Tetsuo Shinohara.
“Baachan Road” will be released April 14, 2018 in Japan.