Jan 25 2016

Jang Keun-Suk, Lim Ji-Yeon and Yeo Jin-Goo offered leading roles in SBS drama series “Daebak”

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“).

Jan 23 2016

Teaser poster and supporting cast for WOWOW drama series “Whose Is the Cuckoo’s Egg?”

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.

Jan 22 2016

Trailer and main poster for movie “Kyoto Elegy”

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.

Jan 22 2016

Lee Byung-Hun & Kong Hyo-Jin cast in movie “Single Rider”

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.

Jan 22 2016

Shim Eun-Kyung cast in movie “Special Citizen”

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.

Jan 22 2016

Teaser trailer for movie “Where Florence Sleeps”

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.

Jan 22 2016

Jung Il-Woo, Park So-Dam, Ahn Jae-Hyeon and Lee Jung-Shin cast in drama “Cinderella and Four Knights”

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).