Singer/actress Kwon Yuri (‘Girls’ Generation’) has been offered the lead female role in upcoming drama series “Gaia.” She is currently “positively considering” the offer. If Kwon Yuri accepts the offer, she will play a woman that is scripted as an ordinary woman. Her character becomes stranded on an island with a popular male idol group member due to a plane crash. Actor Kang Ha-Neul has been offered the lead male role of the idol group member and he is currently “positively considering” his offer. MBC is currently in negotiations to air the drama series tentatively this fall. The drama series is scripted by Song Ji-Na (“Faith“/”Healer“).
Koji Kikkawa is cast in upcoming live-action film “Himitsu The Top Secret” starring Toma Ikuta, Lisa Oda & Masaki Okada. In the upcoming film, Koji Kikkawa will play Kiyotaka Kainuma. His character is a brutal criminal who has killed 28 people and goes up against the 9th Forensics Laboratory led by Tsuyoshi Maki (Toma Ikuta) and Ikko Aoki (Masaki Okada). The still image above is of Koji Kikkawa from “Himitsu The Top Secret.” Movie is based on manga series “Himitsu The Top Secret” by Reiko Shimizu and directed by Keishi Ohtomo (“Rurouni Kenshin“). A special teaser trailer for “Himitsu The Top Secret” can be viewed at AsianWiki.
“Himitsu The Top Secret” will be released August 6, 2016 in Japan.
First script reading for tvN drama series “The Good Wife” starring Jeon Do-Yeon, Yoo Ji-Tae, Yoon Kye-Sang, Kim Seo-Hyung & Nana (‘After School’), took place recently at CJ E&M Center in Sangamdong, Seoul, South Korea. Drama series is a remake of U.S. television series “The Good Wife.” tvN also has a remake of U.S. drama series “Entourage” scheduled to air this autumn in South Korea.
tvN is set to air drama series “Entourage,” starring Seo Kang-Joon, Cho Jin-Woong, Park Jung-Min, Lee Kwang-Soo & Lee Dong-Hwi, from late October, 2016 in South Korea. The drama series will air Fridays and Saturdays at 11:30 PM and will also air in China at the same time. “Entourage” is a remake of U.S. drama series of same name that aired from 2004-2011 on cable channel HBO. Filming for tvN’s version of “Entourage” will begin May 23, 2016 in South Korea.
Main trailer added for movie “Phantom Detective” starring Lee Je-Hoon, Kim Sung-Kyun and Go Ara. Movie is directed by Jo Sung-Hee (“A Werewolf Boy“).
“Phantom Detective” will be released May 4, 2016 in South Korea.
Teaser poster added for upcoming WOWOW live-action drama series “Gou Gou The Cat 2” starring Rie Miyazawa Haru Kuroki and Atsuko Maeda. The drama series is based on manga “Gu Gu Datte Neko de Aru” by Yumiko Oshima and directed by Isshin Inudo. In drama series “Gou Gou The Cat 2,” Assistant Minami (Haru Kuroki) prepares to work for herself as a mangaka. Main character Asako Kojimi (Rie Miyazaki) needs a new assistant and Iida (Atsuko Maeda) applies for the position.
“Gou Gou The Cat 2” first airs June 11, 2016 in Japan.
Actress Park Shin-Hye is set to make a cameo appearance in upcoming SBS drama series “Entertainer” starring Ji Sung and Hyeri (‘Girl’s Day’).
On April 18, 2016, Park Shin-Hye arrived at the filming set of “Entertainer” and brought along a small coffee car to treat staff and performers. Park Shin-Hye worked with drama series director Hong Sung-Chang in 2009 SBS drama series “You’re Beautiful,” with screenwriter Yoo Young-A in movies “Miracle in Cell No.7” and “The Royal Tailor” and with actor Kang Min-Hyuk (‘CNBLUE’) in 2013 SBS drama series “The Heirs.” While visiting the filming set, director Hong Sung-Chang asked Park Shin-Hye to film a cameo appearance and she accepted. Her cameo appearance will appear in ep.3 of “Entertainer” which is scheduled to air April 27, 2016 in South Korea.
Sairi Itoh & Kenta Suga are cast in new movie “Kemonomichi.” The film is written and directed by Eiji Uchida (“Lowlife Love“). Story for the film follows a teenage girl played by Sairi Itoh who looks for a home. Kenta plays a teen boy who understands her plight as he is always looking for a permanent home.
“Kemonomichi” will be released sometime next year in Japan.
Teaser posters & ep.1 trailer added for SBS drama series “Entertainer” starring Ji Sung, Hyeri, Kang Min-Hyuk (CNBLUE) and Chae Jung-An.
“Entertainer” first airs April 20, 2016 in South Korea.
Suho from popular idol group ‘EXO-K’ is cast in new drama series “How Are You Bread.” The drama series is expected to air sometime in the second half of this year in South Korea and China simultaneously. Exact broadcasting station for the drama series has not yet been decided. Filming for the drama series will begin next month.
In drama series “How Are You Bread,” Suho will play mysterious patissiere Han Do-Woo. Every morning, he bakes bread that is able to grant wishes. A TV show screenwriter then infiltrates his bakery to get him to appear on her TV show.