Oct 20 2015

Yu Aoi cast in movie “A Lonely Girl Has Gone”

Actress Yu Aoi is cast in new movie “A Lonely Girl Has Gone.” This is her first time playing the main character in a film since 2008 film “One Million Yen and the Nigamushi Woman.” Movie “A Lonely Girl Has Gone” is based on novel”Azumi Haruko wa Yukuefumei” by Mariko Yamauchi and directed by Daigo Matsui (“Afro Tanaka“/”Sweet Poolside“). Story for the film has Yu Aoi playing a 28-year-old woman who works at an office. She disappears on a normal street with a lot of shops. After her disappearance, parody scribbles of her missing poster spreads.

Filming for “A Lonely Girl Has Gone” finished October 2 and the movie will be released sometime next year in Japan.

Oct 20 2015

Teaser trailer for movie “The Sound of a Flower”

Teaser trailer added for movie “The Sound of a Flower” starring Ryoo Seung-Ryong, Bae Suzy (‘Miss A’), Kim Nam-Gil & Song Sae-Byeok. Movie is directed by Lee Jong-Pil (“Born to Sing“). Story for the film follows a teacher (Ryoo Seung-Ryong) of pansori and a woman (Bae Suzy) who has a natural gift for the art, but is unable to perform because of her gender. She risks her life by taking the appearance of a man to sing pansori and the teacher risks his life to teach her the art of pansori.

In addition, release date for “The Sound of a Flower” is now set for November 25, 2015 in South Korea.

Oct 19 2015

Tomoya Nagase cast in live-action Fuji TV drama series “Fragile”

Tomoya Nagase from rock group ‘TOKIO’ is cast in new live-action Fuji TV drama series “Fragile.” The drama series is based on manga “Fragile” by Bin Kusamizu and directed by Junichi Ishikawa (“Strawberry Night“/”Legal High“).

In live-action drama series “Fragile,” Tomoya Nagase plays a self-absorbed pathologist with the unusual ability to make a diagnosis without seeing his patients.

“Fragile” first airs January 13, 2016 in Japan.

Oct 19 2015

MBC drama series “Goodbye Mr. Black” to air March or April 2016

According to MBC, upcoming drama series “Goodbye Mr. Black,” starring Lee Jin-Wook, Moon Chae-Won, Song Jae-Rim & Kim Kang-Woo, will begin to air in either March or early April, 2016. “Goodbye Mr. Black” is based on comic “Goodbye Mr. Black” by Hwang Mi-Na which is itself inspired by French author Alexandre Dumas’s novel “The Count of Monte Cristo.”  “Goodbye Mr. Black” will air Wednesday and Thursday at 10PM. The MBC drama series preceding “Goodbye Mr. Black” has not yet been announced.

Oct 19 2015

Lee Jung-Jae cast in Korean War film “Operation Chromite”

Actor Lee Jung-Jae is now cast in upcoming South Korean war film “Operation Chromite.” U.S. actor Liam Neeson and South Korean actor Lee Beom-Soo are already cast for the film. Movie “Operation Chromite” will be directed by John H. Lee.

Movie “Operation Chromite” follows U.S. General Douglas MacArthur (Liam Neeson) and 8 South Korean troop members as they take part in the covert “X-ray” operation. The “X-ray” operation proceeds the “Incheon Landing Operation” if successful.

Filming for “Operation Chromite” begins 2nd half of this year in South Korea.

Oct 19 2015

Cho Hye-Jung cast in MBC every1 drama series “Imaginary Cat”

Actress Cho Hye-Jung is cast in upcoming MBC every1 drama series “Imaginary Cat” starring Yoo Seung-Ho. Drama series is based on webcomic “Sangsanggoyangi” by Kim Gyung.

In drama series “Imaginary Cat,” Cho Hye-Jung will play Oh Na-Woo. When her character was young, she lost her cat. Due to longing and guilt over her lost cat, Oh Na-Woo now takes care of street cats. She has a crush on Hyun Jong-Hyun (Yoo Seung-Ho).

“Imaginary Cat” first airs sometime this November in South Korea.

Oct 19 2015

Kuranosuke Sasaki & Yu Yokoyama cast in movie “Expulsion”

Kuranosuke Sasaki & Yu Yokoyama from boy band “Kanjani Eight” are cast in new movie “Expulsion” (working and literal title). The film is based on 2014 novel “Hamon” by Hiroyuki Kurokawa and directed by Shotaro Kobayashi (“Kaasan Mom’s Life“). Novel “Hamon” is the recipient of the 151th Naoki Prize. Director Shotaro Kobayashi previously adapted Hiroyuki Kurokawa’s 2008 novel “Enka” into 2015 WOWOW drama series “Enka: Gold Rush.”

Story for “Expulsion” has a film producer who approaches a yakuza boss to invest in an upcoming movie project. The yakuza boss agrees to do so, but the film producer runs off with his money. Yakuza member Yasuhiko Kuwabara (Kuranosuke Sasaki) and construction consultant (Yu Yokoyama) attempt to recover the money.

“Expulsion” will be released sometime in 2017 in Japan.