Kim Young-Kwang & Lee Si-Young are now cast for lead roles in upcoming MBC drama series “Lookout” (literal title). In the drama series, Kim Young-Kwan will play Jang Do-Han. He is an ambitious public prosecutor, but, due to an unjust situation, he becomes a monster for revenge. Lee Si-Young will play Jo Soo-Ji. She is an ex-detective. She lost her daughter in a crime and the perpetrator was able to avoid punishment. She joins a group to punish the criminal.
“Lookout” first airs May, 2017 in South Korea (takes over MBC’s Monday and Tuesday 10PM time slot after “Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People“).
Cho Jung-Seok is cast in new movie “Drug King” (literal title) co-starring Song Kang-Ho. The duo previously appeared together in 2013 box-office hit “The Face Reader.” Also cast in supporting roles are Lee Sung-Min, Yoon Je-Moon and Kim So-Jin. The film is written and directed by Woo Min-Ho (“Inside Men“). Story for the film is set in Busan during the 1970’s. Song Kang-Ho will play a drug smuggler and Cho Jung-Seok will play a public prosecutor out to take him down. “Drug King” will be distributed by Showbox.
Main poster and release date added for upcoming movie “Dad is Daughter” starring Jung So-Min & Yoon Je-Moon. Movie is based on 2006 novel “Papa to Musume no Nanokakan” by Takahisa Igarashi and deals with a father and daughter who suddenly switch bodies during an important moment in their lives.
“Dad is Daughter” is now set for release April 13, 2017 in South Korea.
Rain and Kang So-Ra have been offered lead roles in new biopic film “Uhm Bok-Dong.” The film is based on the life Korean bicyclist Uhm Bok-Dong (1892-1951). He become a hero in Korea during the Japanese colonial era by winning many bicycle races. Currently, Rain and Kang So-Ra are positively considering the offers. Lee Beom-Soo is already cast to play supporting character Hwang Jae-Ho. His character is the coach of Uhm Bok-Dong. Celltrion Entertainment will produce the film which features Lee Beom-Soo as the company’s CEO. Filming for “Uhm Bok-Dong” is expected to begin sometime during the first half of this year.
Lee Sung-Min, Shin Ha-Kyun, Song Ji-Hyo & Lee El are cast in new comedy film “Wind Wind Wind” (literal title). Filming for the movie is scheduled to begin March 13, 2017 and the screenplay is set on Jeju Island. In the film, Lee Sung-Min will play energetic, middle-aged Seok-Geun. His younger sister is Mi-Young (Song Ji-Hyo). Mi-Young is married to Bong-Soo (Shin Ha-Kyun). Bong-Soo once dreamed of becoming a top chef, but he is now a rather weak husband. One day, a woman named Je-Ni (Lee El) appears in front of Bong-Soo. Movie will be directed by Lee Byeong-Hun (“Twenty“).
Teaser trailer added for upcoming movie “The Mayor” starring Choi Min-Sik, Kwak Do-Won & Shim Eun-Kyung. Movie is directed by Park In-Je. Movie “The Mayor” has Choi Min-Sik playing Byun Jong-Goo. His character is the mayor of Seoul and he embarks on an election campaign for a third term. Kwak Do-Won plays his campaign manager Sim Hyuk-Soo and Shim Eun-Kyung will play campaign strategist Park Kyung.
“The Mayor” opens sometime this April in South Korea.
Trailer added for upcoming movie “Dad is Daughter” (literal title) starring Jung So-Min & Yoon Je-Moon. The film is based on 2006 Japanese novel “Papa to Musume no Nanokakan” by Takahisa Igarashi. The novel was previously adapted into 2007 TBS drama series “Seven Days of a Daddy and a Daughter” (“Papa to Musume no Nanokakan”) which stars Yui Aragaki &
Hiroshi Tachi in the lead roles. Story for “Dad is Daughter” follows daughter (Jung So-Min) and father (Yoon Je-Moon) as they both have important moments approaching … but they suddenly switch bodies.
“Dad is Daughter” opens April, 2017 in South Korea.
Teaser trailer added for upcoming Bong Joon-Ho directed film “Okja” starring Ahn Seo-Hyun. The film will be released via Netflix and features familiar names like Jake Gyllenhaal, Lily Collins & Tilda Swinton in supporting roles.
“Okja” is scheduled for release June, 2017 in South Korea.
Hyeri (‘Girl’s Day’) has been offered the lead female role in upcoming movie “Strange Object” (literal title) starring Kim Myung-Min. Currently, Hyeri is postively considering the offer. If she accepts, this will be Hyeri’s first performance in a feature length film. Movie “Strange Object” had the early Korean working title of “Jakseoui Byeon – Moolgwoeui Seubgyeok.” Shin Jung-Won was first selected to direct the film, but dropped out of the project. The genre of the film was then changed from a historical-fantasy film to a historical-comedy film. This led to Jung Woo-Sung declining an offer to play the lead male role in which Kim Myung-Min now plays. Huh Jong-Ho now directs the film.
Lee Byung-Hun and Park Bo-Gum have been offered lead roles in new movie “Ansi Fortress” (literal title). The film will be directed by Kim Kwang-Sik and set in the year 645. Currently, both actors are considering the offers. Story for the film revolves around the Siege of Ansi which took place in 645 between Goguryeo and Tang forces.