Lee You-Jin is cast in upcoming JTBC drama series “Age of Youth Season 2.” He replaces Onew who dropped out of the drama series after being accused of sexual assault at a nightclub recently. Lee You-Jin will play the character of Kwon Ho-Chang. Kwon Ho-Chang has never had a girlfriend and is intelligent. He gets involved with Jung Ye-Eun (Han Seung-Yeon) romantically. Lee You-Jin will begin filming his scenes next week.
“Age of Youth Season 2” first airs August 25, 2017 in South Korea.
Seo Young-Joo, Lee Jong-Hyun (‘CNBLUE’) and Yeo Hoi-Hyeon are cast in upcoming KBS2 drama series “Girls’ Generation 1979” (English title). Already cast for the lead female roles are Bona (‘WJSN’) and Chae Seo-Jin. Story for the drama series is set in the 1970’s and in the city of Daegu.
For the drama series Seo Young-Joo will play Bae Dong-Moon. He has a kind personality and has liked Jung-Hee (Bona) for a long time. CNBLUE’s Lee Jong-Hyun will play Joo Young-Choon. He works at a pharmacy doing chores. He doesn’t have a goal in life and he supports his younger siblings. Yeo Hoi-Hyeon will play Son Jin. He is a smart and good looking high school student. He is popular with the girls.
“Girls’ Generation 1979” first airs September 11, 2017 in South Korea.
Lee Na-Young is cast in movie “Beautiful Days.” The film is based on a true story and directed by Jero Yun. The film will follow a North Korean woman who defects to China. The woman later abandons her ethnic Korean husband and son in China and goes to South Korea. She meets her son again 16 years later. Lee Na-Young will play the main character from her late teen years through her 30’s. Lee Na-Young is also forgoing a salary for her performance.
Shinnosuke Abe is cast in new movie “Day and Night.” The film will be directed by Michihito Fujii and produced by actor Takayuki Yamada. This is the second film produced by Takayuki Yamada. Story for “Day and Night” will revolve around Koji Akashi (Shinnosuke Abe). His father committed suicide after becoming a whistleblower of a large corporation. Koji Akashi then meets Kitamura who works at an orphanage. He decides to take revenge.
“Day and Night” will be released sometime next year in Japan.
First script reading for upcoming MBC drama series “20th Century Boy and Girl” took place July 11, 2017 at MBC Broadcasting Station in Sangam, South Korea. A second script reading took place August 1, 2017 at the same location. Attending the script reading were main cast members including Han Ye-Seul, Kim Ji-Suk, Lee Sang-Woo, Ryoo Hyoun-Kyoung, Oh Sang-Jin and Kang Mi-Na (‘Gugudan’). Story for the drama series will follow three 35-year-old women who grew up in the same neighborhood. Han Ye-Seul plays lead female character Sa Jin-Jin. She is a former idol, now actress. Kim Ji-Suk plays Gong Ji-Won. He is a professional investor. Lee Sang-Woo plays An So-Ni. He is a former idol, but now an actor.
“20th Century Boy and Girl” first airs September, 2017 in South Korea.
First teaser trailer added for upcoming MBC drama series “Hospital Ship” starring Ha Ji-Won, Kang Min-Hyuk and Lee Seo-Won. The teaser trailer also features the beautiful natural scenery of Geoje Island where the drama series is filmed.
“Hospital Ship” first airs August 30, 2017 in South Korea.
Nana from idol group ‘After School’ has been offered the lead female role in upcoming drama series “Four Men” starring Park Hae-Jin. Currently, Nana (also known under her full name of Im Jin-A) is currently “positively considering” the offer. If she accepts, Nana will play the character of Yeo-Rin. She works as a detective. After Yeo-Rin lost the man whom she loved, she digs up a secret. She happens to meet a man who looks just like the man she loved. Meanwhile, Park Hae-Jin will play 4 different characters in the drama series.
“Four Men” will air sometime during the first half of next year in South Korea.
Ryuhei Matsuda and Yojiro Noda are cast in new movie “Nakimushi Shottan no Kiseki.” The film is based on the autobiographical novel “Nakimushi Shottan no Kiseki” by Shoji Segawa and directed by Toshiaki Toyoda. Ryuhei Matsuda will play main character Shoji Segawa. His character has aspired to become a professional shogi player, but at the age of 26, he gives up shogi because of age restrictions. After bottoming out, he receives support from his friend (Yojiro Noda) and plays shogi again. The game of shogi is a Japanese chess like game that has been popularized in recent films like “Satoshi: A Move for Tomorrow” and “March Comes in Like a Lion.”
“Nakimushi Shottan no Kiseki” will be released sometime next year in Japan.
Main trailer for movie “Hibana: Spark” starring Masaki Suda and Kenta Kiritani. Movie is the third film directed by actor Itsuji Itao and the story is based on 2015 novel “Hibana” by Naoki Matayoshi. Story for the film follows two comedians as they try to achieve success.
“Hibana: Spark” opens November 23, 2017 in Japan.
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Teaser trailer added for upcoming movie “Full of Lies” (literal title of “Usohappyaku”) starring Kiichi Nakai and Kuranosuke Sasaki. Movie is directed by Masaharu Take (“100 Yen Love“). Story for “Full of Lies” follows an antique dealer (Kiichi Nakai) and potter (Kuranosuke Sasaki) who come across an original tea piece by Sen no Rikyu.
“Full of Lies” will be released January, 2018 in Japan.