Park Si-Ho and Song Ji-Hyo are now cast in KBS2 drama series “Lovely Horribly.” The drama series features a mixture romantic-comedy and horror. For the drama series, Park Si-Hoo will play top star Yoo Philip and Song Ji-Hyo will play screenwriter Ji Eul-Soon. They were born at the same time and seem to share fate.
“Lovely Horribly” first airs August, 2018 in South Korea (takes over KBS2’s Monday and Tuesday 10PM time slot after “Are You Human?“).
Juri Ueno and Naohito Fujiki are cast in Fuji TV drama series “Good Doctor” starring Kento Yamazaki. The drama series is a remake of 2013 KBS2 drama series “Good Doctor” starring Joo Won and Moon Chae-Won. Also cast in supporting roles are Shigeyuki Totsugi, Yuri Nakamura, Kenta Hamano, Itsuji Itao, and Akira Emoto.
In drama series “Good Doctor,” Juri Ueno will play Natsumi Seto. She is a pediatric surgeon with a kind disposition. Naohito Fujiki will play Seiji Takayama. He also works as a pediatric surgeon and has an excellent reputation.
“Good Doctor” first airs July 12, 2018 in Japan.
Song Seung-Heon and Krystal are now cast for lead roles in new OCN drama series “Player.” The drama series first had the working title of “Hustle” and then “Pan,” before selecting “Player.” For the drama series Song Seung-Heon will play Kang Ha-Ri and Krystal will play Cha A-Ryeong. They are members of a team intent on taking back ill gotten crime proceeds from criminals.
“Player” is now scheduled to air sometime during the second half of this year (will take over OCN’s Saturday and Sunday 10:20 PM time slot after “Voice 2“).
Teaser trailer for movie “Cafe Funiculi Funicula” starring Kasumi Arimura. Movie is based on novel “Coffee ga Samenai Uchi ni” by Toshikazu Kawaguchi and directed by Ayuko Tsukahara. Movie “Cafe Funiculi Funicula” is set at a cafe where one special seat allows customers to travel back in time.
“Cafe Funiculi Funicula” will be released September 21, 2018 in Japan.
Shuhei Nomura & Yurina Yanagi are cast in movie “Junpei, Think Again” (literal title). The film is based on 2011 novel “Junpei, Kangaenaose” by Hideo Okuda and directed by Toshiyuki Morioka. Other novels by Hideo Okuda that were adapted into films and drama series include “South Bound” and “Dr. Irabu, the Mental Specialist.” In the film Shuhei Nomura will play low level yakuza Junpei Sakamoto. He is tasked to kill a high ranking yakuza from a rival group. He then meets an OL played by Yurina Yanagi.
“Junpei, Think Again” will be released September 22, 2018 in Japan.
Hiroya Shimizu is cast for the lead role in TV Tokyo live-action drama series “Investor Z.” The drama series is based on manga “Investor Z” by Norifusa Mita. Norifusa Mita also wrote the original manga “Dragon Zakura” which was adapted into TBS drama series “Dragon Zakura” and KBS2 drama series “Master of Study.” Story for “Investor Z” is set at a prestigious school where the school makes money from investments made by its investment club.
“Investor Z” first airs July, 2018 in Japan.
Here’s the first still images from upcoming movie “Monstrum” starring Kim Myung-Min. The still images are of Kim Myung-Min, Kim In-Kwon, Hyeri (‘Girl’s Day’) and Choi Woo-Sik. The film is set during the Joseon era. A strange object appears and an epidemic spreads. Movie is directed by Huh Jong-Ho (“Countdown“).
“Monstrum” is set for release September 19, 2018 in South Korea.
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Seo In-Guk is cast in tvN drama series “Hundred Million Stars From the Sky.” The drama series is a remake of 2002 Fuji TV drama series “Hundred Million Stars From the Sky” starring Takuya Kimura. Actress Jung So-Min had already received an offer to play the lead female role and she is still considering. Seo In-Guk will play the lead male character in the drama series.
“Hundred Million Stars From the Sky” first airs in the second half of this year in South Korea.
First script reading for KBS2 drama series “Your House Helper” took place May 21, 2018 at KBS Annex Broadcasting Station in Yeouido, South Korea. Main cast members including Ha Seok-Jin, Bona (‘WJSN’), Lee Ji-Hoon, Go Won-Hee, Jeon Soo-Jin, Seo Eun-A, Lee Do-Gyeom, Yun Ju-Sang, Jo Hee-Bong and Lee Min-Young all attended. After the first script reading, Ha Seok-Jin stated that “after I practiced with other actors and actresses, I feel like my character has become clear.” Story for the drama series follows house helper Kim Ji-Woon (Ha Seok-Jin) as he helps people arrange their homes, life and relationships.
“Your House Helper” first airs July, 2018 in South Korea.
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Yeo Jin-Goo, Minah and Hong Jong-Hyun are cast in live-action drama series “Absolute Boyfriend.” The drama series is based on manga “Zettai Kareshi” by Yuu Watase and follows 2008 Fuji TV drama series “Absolute Boyfriend” which is also based on the same manga. For the drama series, Yeo Jin-Goo will play lead male character Young-Goo. He is the prototypical perfect boyfriend. Minah will play lead female character Da-Da. She works as a special effects make-up artist. Hong Jong-Hyun is cast for second lead male character Ma Wang-Joon. He is a top star.
Filming for “Absolute Boyfriend” will begin early July, 2018 in South Korea, but exact network to air the drama series has yet to be decided.