Tomoyo Harada & Takumi Saito are cast in new NHK drama series “Unmei ni, Nita Koi.” The drama series falls within the romance genre, with Tomoyo Harada playing a divorcee in her 40’s. She supports herself and her teenage son by working for a delivering laundry service. Through her job, she meets a popular 30ish designer played by Takumi Saito.
“Unmei ni, Nita Koi” will first air September 23, 2016 in Japan.
Han Ye-Ri, Han Seung-Yeon (ex-‘Kara’ member), Park Eun-Bin, Hwa Young (ex-‘T-ara’ member) and Park Hye-Soo are all cast in new JTBC drama series “Age of Youth” (literal title). For the drama series, they will play university students who share a house together.
“Age of Youth” will first air this July in South Korea (takes over JTBC’s Friday and Saturday 8:30 PM time slot after “Mirror of the Witch.”).
Teaser trailer added for summer disaster film “The Tunnel” starring Ha Jung-Woo and Bae Doo-Na.
“The Tunnel” opens sometime this August in South Korea.
Main poster added for upcoming KBS2 drama series “Beautiful Mind” starring Jang Hyuk and Park So-Dam. Interesting enough, early working title for the drama series was “Dr. Frankenstein.”
“Beautiful Mind” will first air June 20, 2016 in South Korea.
Main trailer and poster added for upcoming sequel film “Samurai Hustle Returns” starring Kuranosuke Sasaki & Kyoko Fukada. Movie is directed by Katsuhide Motoki.
“Samurai Hustle Returns” will be released September 10, 2016 in Japan.
Here’s the first still images of Lee Jong-Suk in upcoming MBC drama series “W” co-starring Han Hyo-Joo. In the drama series, Lee Jong-Suk plays Kang Chul. His character is the founder of a venture company and has 800 billion won ($687 million) in assets. His character is also intelligent and righteous.
“W” first airs July 20, 2016 in South Korea.
Upcoming SBS period drama series previously with the Korean working title of “Saimdang, the Herstory” has picked up the new Korean title of “Saimdang, Light’s Diary” (“Saimdang, Bitui Ilgi”). The drama series stars Lee Young-Ae and Song Seung-Heon. For Lee Young-Ae, it’s her first acting performance since 2005 film “Sympathy for Lady Vengeance.” Filming for the drama series finished June 4, 2016 and took 10 months to complete.
“Saimdang, Light’s Diary” is now slotted to first air sometime this October in South Korea.
Tadanobu Asano & Rena Tanaka are cast in new movie “Osanago Warera ni Umare.” Movie will be directed by Yukiko Mishima (“A Stitch of Life“) and based on the novel “Osanago Warera ni Umare” by Kiyoshi Shigematsu. Story for the film has Tadanobu Asano & Rena Tanaka playing husband and wife and they are both remarried. The wife has 2 daughters from her prior marriage which they care for together. After she gets pregnant again, things change in the family.
“Osanago Warera ni Umare” will be released sometime next year in Japan.
Yoo Seung-Ho has been offered the lead male role in new drama series “Man Living at My House” (literal title). The drama series is based on webcomic “Woorijibe Saneun Namja” by Yoo Hyun-Sook. Other drama series that has been adapted from Yoo Hyun-Sook’s webcomic are 2013 tvN drama series “Flower Boy Next Door” and 2015 tvN drama series “Ho-Goo’s Love.” If Yoo Seung-Ho accepts his offer, he will play Go Nan-Gil. His character is in his mid 20’s and former member of a legendary gang. In addition, KBS is having discussions to air “Man Living at My House” after the conclusion of the drama series “Moonlight Drawn by Clouds.” If KBS does air the drama series at that time, it will premiere sometime October, 2016 in South Korea.
Teaser trailer and poster for upcoming live-action film “Bittersweet” starring Haruna Kawaguchi & Kento Hayashi. Movie is based on manga series “Nigakute Amai” by Yumio Kobayashi and directed by Shogo Kusano (“Mogera Wogura“).
“Bittersweet” will be released September 10, 2016 in Japan.