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.
Shim Eun-Kyung is cast in upcoming movie “Special Citizen” (literal title) which has already cast Choi Min-Sik and Kwak Do-Won. Movie will be directed by Park In-Je (“Moby Dick“). Story for “Special Citizen” follows a Seoul mayor and his political rivals as the Seoul mayor runs for election for the third time. Shim Eun-Kyung will play the chief of the Youth Innovation Committee. Filming for the movie begins sometime during the first half of this year.
New episode 1 trailer for upcoming KBS2 drama series “Descendants of the Sun” starring Song Joong-Ki & Song Hye-Kyo. The new episode 1 trailer is titled “The Man’s Story” and follows the first episode 1 trailer “The Woman’s Story” featuring Song Hye-Ko.
“Descendants of the Sun” first airs February 24, 2016 in South Korea.
Teaser trailer added for upcoming movie “Where Florence Sleeps” starring Ryo Fujimoto, Yuki Sakurai, Gaku Yamamoto, Gin Maeda & Ichirota Miyagawa. Movie is directed by brothers Katsuto Kobayashi & Kenji Kobayashi. Story for the film has Tsuyoshi Makiba (Ryo Fujimoto), as the secretary of a CEO for a chemical company, kidnapping the CEO’s son in a bid to get the diamond “Florence no Namida.” His mother’s suicide is tied to the diamond. Meanwhile, things are thrown for a major loop when the CEO refuses the ransom demand.
“Where Florence Sleeps” will be released March 5, 2016 in Japan.
Jung Il-Woo, Park So-Dam, Ahn Jae-Hyeon and Lee Jung-Shin (CNBLUE) are now all cast in upcoming drama series “Cinderella and Four Knights” (working/literal title). The drama series went under the early working title “Niga Cheoeumiya” (“You’re The First”), prior to picking up its new working title. In addition to the four main castings, Choi Min and Son Na-Eun from K-pop group ‘A Pink’ are cast as well.
Jung Il-Woo will play male lead character Kang Ji-Woon. His character is wild, but he is lonely inside. He became a member of a wealthy family overnight. His character will have a confrontation with Kang Hyun-Min (Ahn Jae-Hyeon) over Ha-Won (Park So-Dam).
Park So-Dam will play lead female character Eun Ha-Won. Her character is a high school student who begins to live in a mansion with three men and a bodyguard.
Ahn Jae-Hyeon will play Kang Hyun-Min. His character is a womanizer.
Lee Jung-Shin from CNBLUE will play Kang Seo-Woo. His character is a singer.
Choi Min will play Lee Yoon-Sung. His character is the bodyguard.
Son Na-Eun will play Park Hye-Ji. Her character is a childhood friend of Kang Hyun-Min. She falls into a love triangle with Kang Hyun-Min and Kang Ji-Woon.
“Cinderella and Four Knights” will air sometime during the first half of this year in South Korea (network is still undetermined).
Kang Ji-Hwan is now cast for lead male role in upcoming MBC drama series “Monster” (working title). Lee Gi-Kwang from idol group “Beast” and Lee Yeol-Eum will play the younger versions of the two main characters in the drama series for 4 episodes. Seo Kang-Joon and Hwang Jung-Eum were first offered the lead roles, but they both declined the offers.
“Monster” will first air sometime this April in South Korea.
Teaser trailer added for upcoming movie “Sabuibo Mask” starring Funky Kato, Teppei Koike & Airi Taira. Movie is directed by Naoto Monma and screenplay by Lion Hitoshizuku. The duo also worked together on upcoming movie “Hotel Copain” starring Hayato Ichihara. Premise for the film, follows a young man as he tries to revive a dying downtown area in a small town. He sings on a mandarin box.
“Sabuibo Mask” will be released June 11, 2016 in Japan.
Ryoo Joon-Yeol ,who just finished performing in popular tvN drama series “Reply 1988,” is cast in upcoming movie “The King” which Zo In-Sung, Jung Woo-Sung, Bae Sung-Woo and Lee Joo-Yeon are already cast. In the film, he will play Tae-Soo’s (Zo In-Sung) friend who becomes a gang boss. Meanwhile, actress Kim A-Joong has been offered the lead female role and she is currently considering the offer. If she accepts the offer, she will play the wife of Zo In-Sung’s character. Movie is directed by Han Jae-Rim (“The Face Reader“).
Filming for “The King” begins next month in South Korea.