Choi Sung-Won, who plays supporting character Dong-Rae, has dropped out of JTBC drama series “Mirror of the Witch.” During filming of the drama series he received light bruising, but his recovery was slower than usual. He went to the hospital for a checkup and was then diagnosed with acute leukemia on May 4, 2016. His leukemia was caught in the early stages and there is a high chance of curing his illness through treatment. His character was originally scripted to appear throughout the drama series, but will now only appear in the early portions of the drama series. Best wishes to Choi Sung-Won.
“Mirror of the Witch” first airs May 13, 2016 in South Korea.
Here’s the international poster for movie “The Age of Shadows” starring Song Kang-Ho, Gong Yoo & Han Ji-Min. Movie is directed by Kim Jee-Woon (“The Good, The Bad, The Weird“). The international poster is to promote the film at the Cannes Film Market (May 11-20, 2016).
Noriko Iriyama and Jun Shison are cast in Fuji TV live-action drama series “You’re My Pet.” Also cast in supporting roles are Terunosuke Takezai, Yurina Yanagi, Kayo Noro (ex-AKB48) and Yuumi Shida. The drama series is based on manga series “Kimi wa Pet” by Yayaoi Ogawa which was previously adapted into 2003 TBS drama series “You’re My Pet” (starring Koyuki and Jun Matsumoto) and 2011 South Korean film “You’re My Pet” (starring Kim Ha-Neul andJang Keun-Suk).
Exact air date for “You’re My Pet” has yet be decided, but it will air late night in Japan.
Kazuya Kamenashi (‘KAT-TUN’) & Tao Tsuchiya are cast in live-action film “P and JK.” This is the first time the two will perform together. The film is based on manga series “P to JK” by Maki Miyoshi and directed by Ryuichi Hiroki (“Strobe Edge“).
In movie “P and JK,” Tao Tsuchiya plays high school student Kako Motoya. She pretends to be a college student and goes on a group date. There she meets Kota Sagano played by Kazuya Kamenashi. The two become attracted to each other, but Kota Sagano is a police officer and he learns that Kako Motoya is a high school student.
Filming for “P and JK” takes place from June – July, 2016 and the movie will be released sometime during spring, 2017 in Japan.
Ep.1 air date for upcoming SBS drama series “Scarlet Heart: Ryeo,” starring Lee Joon-Gi, IU & Kang Ha-Neul, has now been set for August 29, 2016 in South Korea. The drama series will air Mondays & Tuesdays at 10PM following the conclusion of drama series “Doctors.” Drama series “Scarlet Heart: Ryeo” is a remake of 2011 Chinese drama series “Scarlet Heart” (“Bu Bu Jing Xin”). The “Ryeo” in the SBS drama series title is a shortened form of Goryeo kingdom which existed from 918-1392 AD (predecessor of South Korea).
Actress Keiko Kitagawa is cast in new NTV drama series “Ie Uru Onna” (literally “Women Who Sells A House”). Drama series also pairs screenwriter Shizuka Oishi (“Second Virgin“) with directors Ryuichi Inomata (“I’m Mita, Your Housekeeper“) and Noriyoshi Sakuma (“My Little Nightmare“).
In drama series “Ie Uru Onna,” Keiko Kitagawa plays real estate extraordinaire Machi Sangenya. Her character is determined to get everyone of her clients to purchase a home from her. She uses her own special method to accomplish this goal. Her special method involves immersing herself in her client’s family problems and attempting to solve them.
“Ie Uru Onna” first airs this July in Japan.
TaecYeon (‘2PM’) and Kwon Yool are now cast in upcoming tvN drama series “Let’s Fight Ghost” also starring Kim So-Hyun. TaecYeon and Kwon Yool were previously offered starring roles and they have now accepted.
In “Let’s Fight Ghost,” TaecYeon will play Park Bong-Pal. He has the special ability to see and touch ghosts. He doesn’t like ghosts, but makes money as an exorcist – capitalizing on his special abilities. Park Bong-Pal is cynical, but also cute. He happens to meet high school student ghost Hyun-Ji (Kim So-Hyun). The two then perform exorcisms together. At first they bicker all the time, but later develop feelings for each other.
Kwon Yool will play Joo Hye-Sung. His character is a veterinarian and also a professor in veterinary medicine. He has a gentle and warm heart, but he also has a secret.
“Let’s Fight Ghost” first airs this July in South Korea.
Teaser poster and supporting cast added for upcoming live-action film “Bittersweet” starring Haruna Kawaguchi & Kento Hayashi. Supporting cast members will include Yasushi Fuchikami, Hiyori Sakurada, Mackenyu, SU (‘RIP SLYME’), Hideo Nakano and Mako Ishino.
In addition, release date for “Bittersweet” is now set for September 10, 2016 in Japan.
Yoon Si-Yoon is set to make a cameo appearance in currently airing tvN drama series “Ms. Temper & Nam Jung-Gi” starring Lee Yo-Won and Yoon Sang-Hyun.
The production team from “Ms. Temper & Nam Jung-Gi” asked Yoon Si-Yoon to make a guest appearance which he accepted. Yoon Si-Yoon is starring in tvN’s followup drama series “Mirror of the Witch” which will premiere a week after the conclusion of “Ms. Temper & Nam Jung-Gi.” His cameo appearance will air in “Ms. Temper & Nam Jung-Gi”‘s final episode airing on May 7, 2016. Yoon Si-Yoon will film his cameo appearance today, May 3, 2016.
Actress Kim Hyun-Joo has been offered the lead female role in SBS drama series “Wanted.” Currently, Kim Hyun-Joo is “positively considering” the offer. If she accepts the offer, she will play a woman who is one of the top actresses in South Korea. Her son gets kidnapped and she takes on a mission in a reality TV show following the orders of her son’s kidnapper.
Drama series “Wanted” will air from June 15, 2016 in South Korea (takes over the SBS Wed. & Thurs. 10PM time slot from “Entertainer“).