Nov 16 2016

Yoon Gyun-Sang, Chae Soo-Bin, Lee Ha-Nui, Kim Ji-Suk cast in MBC drama series “Traitor Hong Gil-Dong”

Yoon Gyun-Sang, Chae Soo-Bin, Lee Ha-Nui & Kim Ji-Suk are cast in upcoming MBC drama series “Traitor Hong Gil-Dong.” Drama series will be directed by Kim Jin-Man (“Kill Me, Heal Me“) and scripted by Hwang Jin-Young (“King’s Daughter, Soo Baek Hyang“).

For “Traitor Hong Gil-Dong,” Yoon Gyun-Sang will play title character role Hong Gil-Dong. His character is the the first revolutionist and a dissident activist during the Joseon era. Chae Soo-Bin will play Song Ga-Ryung. She is a young widow and is saved by Hong Gil-Dong. Lee Ha-Nui will play Jang Nok-Soo. She is a royal concubine of King Yeonsangun. Kim Ji-Suk will play Lee Yoong. He is a politician and a murderer.

“Traitor Hong Gil-Dong” first airs January, 2017 in South Korea.

Nov 16 2016

Main trailer and poster for disaster film “Pandora”

Main trailer and poster added for upcoming disaster film “Pandora” starring Kim Nam-Gil. Premise for the film revolves around a nuclear disaster which causes nuclear power plant employee Jae-Hyeok (Kim Nam-Gil) to try to save his family and nation.

“Pandora” will open sometime this December in South Korea.

Nov 16 2016

Supporting cast for live-action film “Teiichi’s Country”

Cast in supporting roles for upcoming live-action film are “Teiichi’s Country” starring Masaki Suda are: Shuhei Nomura, Ryoma Takeuchi, Shotaro Mamiya, Jun Shison, Yudai Chiba, Mei Nagano & Kotaro Yoshida. The film is based on manga series “Teiichi no Kuni” by Usamaru Furuya and directed by Akira Nagai.

In “Teiichi’s Country,” Shuhei Nomura will play Kikuma Togo. He was the childhood friend of Teiichi (Masaki Suda) and is now hostile to Teiichi. He has an ability to collect information.

Ryoma Takeuchi will play Dan Otaka. He is a student with a bright, faithful and honest personality.

Shotaro Mamiya will play Rorando Himuro. He is a 2nd grade high school student and a candidate for the school’s student council president position.

Jun Shison will play Komei Sakakibara. He is a popular student at the high school.

Yudai Chiba will play Okuto Morizo. He is also a 2nd grade high school student and a candidate for the school’s student council president position.

Mei Nagano will play Mimiko Shiratori. She secretly dates with Teiichi.

Kotaro Yoshida will play Josuke Akaba. He is the father of Teiichi.

“Teiichi’s Country” will be released April 29, 2017 in Japan.

Nov 15 2016

Kwon Yuri cast in SBS drama series “Defendant”

Kwon Yuri from ‘Girls’ Generation’ is cast for the lead female role in upcoming SBS drama series “Defendant.” Meanwhile, actor Ji Sung is still considering an offer to play the lead male character. Already cast in supporting roles are Oh Chang-Suk & Kim Min-Suk.

In drama series “Defendant,” Kwon Yuri will play Seo Eun-Hye. She works as a public defender and holds a strong sense of justice. She is not afraid of opposing the prosecutor or the judge in the name of justice.

Filming for “Defendant” is expected to start December, 2016 and the drama series will first air sometime January, 2017 in South Korea (takes over SBS’ Monday and Tuesday 10PM time slot after “Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim“).

Nov 15 2016

Mone Kamishiraishi cast in live-action TBS drama series “Hokusai to Meshi Saeareba”

Mone Kamishiraishi is cast in live-action TBS drama series “Hokusai to Meshi Saeareba.” The drama series is based on manga series “Hokusai to Meshi Saeareba” by Sanami Suzuki. This will be Mone Kamishiraishi’s first lead acting role in a drama series. In the upcoming drama series, Mone Kamishiraishi will play Fumiko Yamada. Her character is a university student with shy and eccentric tendencies, but she absolutely loves to cook. She also has a doll named “Hokusai.”

“Hokusai to Meshi Saeareba” first airs January 22, 2017 on MBS and January 24, 2017 on TBS. MBS and TBS will air the drama special “Hokusai to Meshi Saeareba-Jokyo Shinkyo Meshi Keikaku hen’’ a week before the drama series airs.