May 29 2017

Masataka Kubota cast in live-action Fuji TV drama series “We Did It”

Masataka Kubota is cast in live-action Fuji TV drama series “We Did It” (literal title of “Boku-tachi ga Yarimashita”). For the drama series, Masataka Kubota will play main character Tobio Masubuchi. Also cast in supporting roles are Mei Nagano, Mackenyu, Shotaro Mamiya, Shono Hayama, Hiroki Konno, Rina Kawaei, Sae Okazaki, Itsuji Itao, Ikue Sakakibara, Asami MizukawaShohei Miura and Arata Furuta. The drama series is based on manga “Boku-tachi ga Yarimashita” by Muneyuki Kaneshiro.

“We Did It” first airs July, 2017 in Japan.

May 29 2017

Kim Eun-Sook to write new drama series “Mr. Sunshine”

Popular screenwriter Kim Eun-Sook is set to write new drama series “Mr. Sunshine” (working title). In addition, director Lee Eung-Bok, who previously collaborated with Kim Eun-Sook in tvN drama series “Goblin” and KBS2 drama series “Descendants of the Sun,” will direct the drama series. Kim Eun-Sook is currently working on the screenplay for “Mr. Sunshine.” Currently, the drama series is targeted to air sometime in spring or summer, 2018 in South Korea.

May 26 2017

Choi Jin-Hyuk offered lead male role in MBC drama series “Hospital Ship”

Choi Jin-Hyuk has been offered for the lead male role in upcoming MBC drama series “Hospital Ship.” Ha Ji-Won has already received an offer to play the lead female role and she is still considering her offer. Meanwhile, Choi Jin-Hyuk is “positively considering” his offer. If Choi Jin-Hyuk accepts, he will play Kwak Hyun. His character is a physician who is also gentle and considerate, but strong-minded.

“Hospital Ship” will first air August, 2017 in South Korea.

May 25 2017

U-Know Yunho & Kyung Soo-Jin cast in drama series “Melo Holic”

U-Know Yunho (‘TVXQ’) and Kyung Soo-Jin are cast for new live-action drama series “Melo Holic.” The drama series is based on webcomic “Melo Holic” by Team Getname. The drama series is slated to stream online as a webdrama and also air on a television network, but exact details have not been finalized. For U-Know Yunho, this is his first acting performance since being discharged from the military on April 20, 2017. Story for the drama series follows a man with telepathic perception and a woman with two personalities.

May 25 2017

Nana Eikura & Ken Yasuda cast in movie “When I Get Home, My Wife Always Pretends to be Dead”

Nana Eikura & Ken Yasuda cast in movie “When I Get Home, My Wife Always Pretends to be Dead” (literal title). Movie will be directed by Toshio Lee and is based on a post made to Yahoo! Answers about a wife’s eccentric behavior. In the upcoming film (romaji title “Ie ni Kaeru to Tsuma ga Kanarazu Shinda Furi wo Shite Imasu”), Ken Yasuda will play salaryman husband Jun and Nana Eikura will play housewife Chie. One day, when Jun comes home, Chie lies on the floor with blood coming out of her mouth. It turns out the blood is actually ketchup and she is just pretending to be dead, but she continues the bizarre behavior daily.

“When I Get Home, My Wife Always Pretends to be Dead” will be released spring, 2018 in Japan.

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May 25 2017

Jang Hyuk & Choi Hwa-Jung to make cameo appearances in KBS2 drama series “The Best Hit”

Jang Hyuk & Choi Hwa-Jung are set to make cameo appearances in upcoming KBS2 drama series “The Best Hit” (literal title) starring Yoon Si-Yoon & Kim Min-Jae.

Jang Hyuk will appear in episode 2. He plays a man with a bluetooth headset. He makes Yoo Hyun-Jae (Yoon Si-Yoon), who came from the 1990’s, stunned. Meanwhile, Choi Hwa-Jung will appear in ep.1. She plays a radio DJ. Filming for their cameo scenes finished recently.

“The Best Hit” first airs June 2, 2017 in South Korea.

May 25 2017

Hyun-Bin & Son Ye-Jin cast in movie “Negotiation”

Hyun-Bin & Son Ye-Jin are cast in new movie “Negotiation” (literal title). Movie will have Hyun-Bin playing a villain for the first time in his career. In the movie, Son Ye-Jin will play crisis negotiator Ha Chae-Yoon. She faces off against Min Tae-Koo (Hyun-Bin) who is holding his boss as a hostage.

Filming for “Negotiation” begins June, 2017 in South Korea.