Actress Rena Tanaka is cast for upcoming movie “Katsuragi Case” (literal title) starring Tomokazu Miura, Kaho Minami, Hirofumi Arai & Ryuya Wakaba. Movie is written and directed by Masaaki Akahori (“The Samurai That Night“). Premise for the film follows the Katsuragi family. Their 21-year-old son Minoru (Ryuya Wakaba) kills 8 people and goes on death row. Actress Rena Tanaka will play Junko Hoshino. Her character is opposed to the death penalty and she decides to marry Minoru to show her opposition to the death penalty.
“Katsuragi Case” will be released sometime this summer in Japan.
First script reading for upcoming MBC drama series “Happy Home” starring Kim So-Yeon, Lee Sang-Woo & Lee Pil-Mo took place January 17, 2016 at MBC Dream Centre in Ilsan, South Korea. At the first script reading, Kim So-Yeon, Lee Pil-Mo, Yoon Jin-Yi, Park Min-Woo, Kim Ji-Ho and others attended.
“Happy Home” first airs February 27, 2016 in South Korea.
Popular actress Hwang Jung-Eum is set to marry on February 26, 2016 to businessman Lee Young-Don. Her fiance is the CEO of Geoahm Steel. The couple will marry at the Shilla Hotel in Jangchung-dong, Seoul, South Korea.
Actress Tina Tamashiro is cast in upcoming horror film “Sadako vs Kayako” starring Mizuki Yamamoto.
In “Sadako vs Kayako,” Tina Tamashiro will play Suzuka. Her character is a high school student. Due to her parents’ work, her family moves opposite to a mysterious ruins. Rumors swirl that if anybody goes into the ruins, that person will be cursed and die. Suzuka becomes a target of the crazed Kayako who lives within the ruins. This is the first time Tina Tamashiro will act in a horror film.
“Sadako vs Kayako” will be released June, 2016 in Japan.
Tsuyoshi Abe is cast in upcoming live-action film “Assassination Classroom: Graduation” starring Ryosuke Yamada, Masaki Suda & Maika Yamamoto. He will join other well known actors Kazunari Ninomiya, Mirei Kiritani & Hiroki Narimiya in appearing in the film in supporting roles. Inmovie “Assassination Classroom: Graduation,” Tsuyoshi Abe wil play Sniper Red Eye. The Ministry of Defense sends Sniper Red Eye to kill Teacher Koro.
“Assassination Classroom: Graduation” will be released March 25, 2016 in Japan.
Jang Keun-Suk, Lim Ji-Yeon and Yeo Jin-Goo have been offered leading roles in upcoming SBS period drama series “Daebak.” The title of the drama series “Daebak” has two meanings in South Korea: “jackpot” or “cool.” All three performers are currently considering the offers.
If Jang Keun-Suk accepts, he will play Baek Dae-Gil. His character is a gambler. If Lim Ji-Yeon accepts, she will play Dam-Seo. Her character is driven solely to exact revenge on the King. If Yeo Jin-Goo accepts, he will play King Yeongjo.
“Daebak” first airs this March in South Korea (takes over SBS’ Monday and Tuesday 10PM time slot after “Six Flying Dragons“).
Here’s the first teaser poster for upcoming movie “After Love” starring Park Si-Hoo and Yoon Eun-Hye. The teaser poster reveals that the movie is now targeted for release sometime this March, 2016 in South Korea.
Here’s the first teaser poster for upcoming WOWOW drama series “Whose Is the Cuckoo’s Egg?” starring Tao Tsuchiya. The drama series is based on 2010 novel “Kakko no Tamago wa Dare no Mono” by Keigo Higashino. In addition, newly revealed supporting cast members include Tsuyoshi Ihara, Kanata Hongo & Shigeyuki Totsugi.
In the drama series, Tsuyoshi Ihara will play Hiromasa Hida. His character is a former top skier and father of Kazami’s (Tao Tsuchiya).
Kanata Hongo will play Fumiya Kamijo. His character holds a key to the story.
Shigeyuki Totsugi will play Yosuke Yuzuki. He is cold hearted gene researcher.
“Whose Is the Cuckoo’s Egg?” first airs March 27, 2016 in Japan.
Trailer and main poster added for upcoming movie “Kyoto Elegy” starring Takahiro Miura, Kiki Sugino & Eri Tokunaga. Kiki Sugino also directs, wrote the screenplay adaptation and produced the film. Movie is based on the novel “Manga Niku to boku” by Shiki Asaka, which won the 12th “R-18 Bungakusho” award. The film first screened at the 2014 Tokyo International Film Festival. Premise for the film follows a college student (Takahiro Miura) as he is stalked by an overweight girl (Kiki Sugino) and meets an attractive girl (Eri Tokunaga).
“Kyoto Elegy” will be released February 13, 2016 in Japan.
Lee Byung-Hun & Kong Hyo-Jin are cast in new movie “Single Rider.” Movie will be directed by first-time feature film director Lee Joo-Young. Story for the film has Lee Byung-Hun and Kong Hyo-Jin playing husband and wife. Lee Byung-Hun’s character works as a branch manager for an investment firm. Kong Hyo-Jin’s character and son then go to Australia for their son’s studies, but the husband loses everything and goes to Australia.
Filming for “Single Rider” begins March, 2016.