Nov 12 2015

Shingo Katori, Juri Ueno, Toshiyuki Nishida & Jun Fubuki cast in TBS drama “Kazoku no Katachi”

Shingo Katori (‘SMAP’), Juri Ueno, Toshiyuki Nishida & Jun Fubuki are cast in new TBS drama series “Kazoku no Katachi.” The drama series is directed by Shunichi Hirano (“S: The Last Policeman“) and screenplay by Noriko Goto (“Glory of Team Batista“).

In drama series “Kazoku no Katachi,” Shingo Katori plays Daisuke Nagasato. His character is 39-years-old and enjoys being single. His neighbor is Hanako Kumagai (Juri Ueno). Daisuke Nagasato’s single life is threatened when his father (Toshiyuki Nishida) and step-brother move in.

“Kazoku no Katachi” will first air this January in Japan.

 

Nov 11 2015

Masaharu Fukuyama & Fumi Nikaido cast in movie “Scoop!”

Masaharu Fukuyama & Fumi Nikaido are cast in new movie “Scoop!” The film is a remake of 1985 film “Tosha 1/250 byo Out of Focus” written and directed by Masato Harada. “Scoop!” will be directed by Hitoshi One (“Love Strikes!”). Also cast in supporting roles are Yo Yoshida, Kenichi Takito & Lily Franky.

Story for “Scoop!” has Masaharu Fukuyama playing a freelance paparazzi photographer. He is pretty good at his craft, but gambling has led him into debt. He then teams up with a rookie reporter played by Fumi Nikaido, who works at his old weekly magazine place of employment, to chase after a major scoop.

“Scoop!” will be released next autumn in Japan.

Nov 11 2015

First script reading for JTBC drama series “Madame Antoine”

First script reading for JTBC drama series “Madame Antoine” took place October 27, 2015 at the JTBC building in Sangam, Seoul, South Korea. In attendance were all main cast members including Han Ye-Seul, Sung Joon, Jinwoon from K-pop group “2AM,” and Hwang Seung-Eon. Script reading took about 5 hours to complete.

“Madame Antoine” first airs November 27, 2015 in South Korea (takes over the Fridays and Saturdays 8:40PM time slot currently held by ‘D-Day.’)

Nov 10 2015

Ep.16 (final) trailer added for MBC drama series “She Was Pretty”

Ep.16 trailer added for the final episode of popular MBC drama series “She Was Pretty” starring Hwang Jung-Eum, Park Seo-Joon, Koh Joon-Hee & Choi Si-Won.

Meanwhile, lead actress Hwang Jung-Eum posted the photo above via her Facebook page. The post states “You miss Hye-Jin’s red cheeks and curly hair don’t you? See you tomorrow in the final episode of ‘She Was Pretty.'” According to the staff of the drama series, the ending scene for the drama series will be shot tomorrow (October 11, 2015) in the morning. Filming for this scene has been delayed since this past weekend due to rain and cloudy weather. All other scenes except for the ending scene has been completed.

Ep.16 airs tomorrow night, October 11, 2015, in South Korea.

Nov 10 2015

supporting cast revealed for movie “Tono, Risoku de Gozaru!”

Additional cast members have been revealed for upcoming movie “Tono, Risoku de Gozaru” starring Sadao Abe, Eita, Satoshi Tsumabuki and Karen Iwata. The newly announced supporting actors are: Yuko Takeuchi, Ryuhei Matsuda, Yasufumi Terawaki, Yudai Chiba, Kitaro, Ichiro Hashimoto, Ken Nakamoto, Masahiko Nishimura, Mitsuko Kusabue and Tsutomu Yamazaki. The period film is based on a story from 2012 novel “Mushi no Nihonjin” by Michifumi Isoda and is directed by Yoshihiro Nakamura.

Story for the film follows local residents in Edo era Japan as they deal with a financial crisis. The residents come up with an idea of loaning money out and distributing the interest to its residents.

“Tono, Risoku de Gozaru!” will be released May 14, 2016 in Japan.

Nov 9 2015

Main trailer for movie “The Sound of a Flower”

Main trailer added for upcoming movie “The Sound of a Flower” starring Ryoo Seung-Ryong, Bae Suzy, Song Sae-Byeok & Kim Nam-Gil.

“The Sound of a Flower” will be released November 25, 2015 in South Korea.

Nov 6 2015

2nd teaser trailer for Takashi Miike’s live-action film “Terra Formars”

2nd teaser trailer for upcoming live-action film “Terra Formars” starring Hideaki Ito, Emi Takei, Takayuki Yamada & Shun Oguri. The teaser trailer features the main characters for the first time and also briefly reveals the genetically mutated cockroaches. “Terra Formars” is based on manga series “Tera Fomazu” by Yu Sasuga and directed by Takashi Miike (“13 Assassins“).

“Terra Formars” will be released April 29, 2016 in Japan.

Nov 6 2015

still images of Shin Min-A as overweight Kang Joo-Eun in KBS2 drama “Oh My Venus”

Here’s new still images of Shin Min-A in upcoming KBS2 drama series “Oh My Venus” also starring So Ji-Sub.

The still images of Shin Min-A were taken during filming of the drama series on October 23, 2015 at a restaurant in Songpa, Seoul, South Korea. For this scene, Shin Min-A got made up as her character Kang Joo-Eun when she was overweight. To get made up into her character, it took more than 3 hours. This is the first scene of Shin Min-A where she is made up into her overweight character.

“Oh My Venus” first airs November 16, 2015 in South Korea.