Yeon Jeong-Hun had been offered the lead role in upcoming KBS1 drama series “Dasan Jeong Yak-Yong.” Yeon Jeong-Hun is currently “postively considering” the offer. If he he accepts, he will play title character Jeong Yak-Yong. He is a real historical figure who fights to carry out reformation policy for the future of Joseon.
“Dasan Jeong Yak-Yong” will first air January, 2017 in South Korea.
Actor Joo Jin-Mo is now cast in upcoming MBC drama series “Woman with a Suitcase” co-starring Choi Ji-Woo. In the drama series, Joo Jin-Mo will play Ham Bok-Geo. He is the CEO of a paparazzi press company. He gets all the information on politics, economy and the entertainment world in South Korea. Ham Bok-Geo helps Cha Geum-Joo (Choi Ji-Woo) to achieve her dream and becomes romantically involved with Cha Geum-Joo.
“Woman with a Suitcase” first airs September 19, 2016 in South Korea.
Teaser #2 added for upcoming KBS2 drama series “Love in the Moonlight” starring Park Bo-Gum & Kim You-Jung. In addition, Cha Tae-Hyun and Cho Yeo-Jeong will make cameo appearances in ep.1 of “Love in the Moonlight.” Cha Tae-Hyun and Cho Yeo-Jeong filmed their cameo scenes on July 24, 2016.
Ep.1 of “Love in the Moonlight” will air August 15, 2016 in South Korea.
Ryoko Hirosue is cast in currently airing TBS drama series “The Man with the God Tongue” (“Kami no Shita wo Motsu Otoko”) starring Osamu Mukai, Fumino Kimura & Jiro Sato. In the drama series, Ryoko Hirosue will play Miyabi. Her character is a mysterious hot spring geisha who Ranmaru (Osamu Mukai) travels to find. She will appear from ep.4 which will air July 29, 2016 in Japan.
Poster and trailer added for animation film “Seoul Station.” The movie is a prequel to movie “Train To Busan” starring Gong Yoo, Ma Dong-Seok and Jung Yu-Mi. “Train to Busan” was released July 20, 2016 and the film has already become the first movie in South Korea to surpass 5 million ticket sales in its first 5 days of release.
“Seoul Station” will be released August 18, 2016 in South Korea.
Actress Choi Ji-Woo is now cast in upcoming MBC drama series “Woman with a Suitcase.” In the drama series, Choi Ji-Woo will play lead female character Cha Geum-Joo. Her character worked as a manager for an attorney’s office, before she is arrested. She is able to revive her career and become a successful attorney. Meanwhile, actor Joo Jin-Mo is still considering an offer to play the lead male role.
“Woman with a Suitcase” will first air September 19, 2016 in South Korea.
Kento Nagayama, Kenichi Takito, Ken Mitsuishi and Tomokazu Miura are all cast in upcoming WOWOW drama series “Cold Case” starring Yo Yoshida. All four of the newly announced cast members will play detectives on the unsolved cases investigation team.
In the drama series, Kento Nagayama will play Shinjiro Takagi. He is 31-years-old, ambitious and an arrogant detective. Kenichi Takito will play Daisuke Tachikawa. He is a honest, but hot-tempered detective. He is separated from his wife. Ken Mitsuishi will play Toru Kaneko. He analyzes cases with the help of his many years of experience in the field. Tomokazu Miura will play Hidetoshi Motoki. He leads the investigation team for unsolved cold cases.
“Cold Case” first airs October 22, 2016 in Japan.
Actor Son Ho-Jun is now cast in upcoming MBC weekend drama series “Blow Breeze” co-starring Lim Ji-Yeon. In drama series “Blow Breeze,” Son Ho-Jun will play Lee Jang-Go. His character is an attorney for human rights. He is honest and pure. Meanwhile, Lim Ji-Yeon will play a woman who defected from North Korea.
“Blow Breeze” first airs August 20, 2016 in South Korea.
Masaki Suda & Yang Ik-June are cast in new movie “Aa, Koya.” The film is based on the novel 1966 novel “Aa, Koya” by Shuji Terayama and directed by Zenko Kishi (“Double Life“). In the film, Masaki Suda plays Shinji. His character came out of a youth detention center and later goes to a boxing gym. There he meets Barikan (Yang Ik-June) – a man with a speech impediment and extreme shyness. They become friends and pursue boxing while surrounded by bleakness. Yang Ik-June is the South Korean actor/director who directed 2009 film “Breathless.”
“Aa, Koya” will be released sometime next year in Japan.
Trailer for upcoming movie “Shippu Rondo” starring Hiroshi Abe, Tadayoshi Okura (Kanjani Eight) & Yuko Oshima (ex-AKB48). Movie is based on 2013 novel “Shippu Rondo” by Keigo Higashino.
“Shippu Rondo” will be released November 26, 2016 in Japan.