Jun 28 2016

MBC to air drama series “Woman with a Suitcase” & Choi Ji-Woo offered lead role

MBC has decided to air upcoming drama series “Woman with a Suitcase” and offered the lead role to actress Choi Ji-Woo. Currently, Choi Ji-Woo is “positively considering” the offer. The drama series was first scheduled to air on cable channel tvN after “Dear My Friends,” but was cancelled for various reasons including delays. If Choi Ji-Woo accepts the offer she will play Cha Geum-Joo. Her character worked as a manager at an attorney’s office, but gets arrested. Afterwards, she rebuilds her life and career to become an attorney.

“Woman with a Suitcase” will first air September 19, 2016 in South Korea (takes over MBC’s Monday & Tuesday 10PM time slot after “Monster“).

Jun 28 2016

First script reading for SBS drama series “Jealousy Incarnate”

First script reading for upcoming SBS drama series “Jealousy Incarnate,” starring Cho Jung-Seok, Kong Hyo-Jin & Ko Gyung-Pyo, took place recently in South Korea. The drama series has Cho Jung-Seok playing Lee Hwa-Shin. His character is a confident reporter. Kong Hyo-Jin plays Pyo Na-Ri. Her character works as a weather caster. She has a strong sense of survival. Ko Gyung-Pyo will play Ko Jung-Won. His character hails from a rich family that runs a famous brand clothing store. He does have a warm heart. These three characters become involved in a love triangle.

Jealousy Incarnate” first airs August 17, 2016 in South Korea.


Jun 27 2016

Aoi Morikawa cast in movie “Hana Ikusa”

Aoi Morikawa is cast in upcoming period film “Hana Ikusa” starring Mansai NomuraKamejiro Ichikawa, Kiichi Nakai, Kuranosuke Sasaki and Koichi Sato. Movie is based on 2011 novel “Hana Ikusa” by Tadashi Onitsuka and directed by Tetsuo Shinohara (“Terminal“). Story for the film follows a battle between Monk Senko Ikenobo (Mansai Nomura) and ruler Hideyoshi Toyotomi (Kamejiro Ichikawa). Aoi Morikawa will play female character Ren. Her character is a genius level artist and she is an original character to the movie (not found in the original novel).

“Hana Ikusa” will be released sometime next year in Japan.

Jun 27 2016

Trailer and poster for live-action film “Dias Police: Dirty Yellow Boys”

Main trailer and poster added for upcoming live-action film “Dias Police: Dirty Yellow Boys” starring Shota Matsuda. Actressa Sakura Ando has been recently announced as a supporting cast member in the film (she’ll play a woman who discovers the purpose of the “Dirty Yellow Boys”). Movie is based on manga series “Dias Police Ihou Keisatsu” written by Takashi Nagasaki and directed by Kazuyoshi Kumakiri.

“Dias Police: Dirty Yellow Boys” will be released September 3, 2016 in Japan.

Jun 27 2016

Lee Sun-Kyun offered the lead role in JTBC drama “My Wife’s Having an Affair this Week”

Lee Sun-Kyun has been offered the lead role in upcoming JTBC drama “My Wife’s Having an Affair this Week.” The drama series is a remake of 2007 Fuji TV drama series “My Wife’s Having an Affair this Week?!” (“Konshu Tsuma ga Uwaki Shimasu”) starring Yusuke SantamariaYuriko Ishida. Currently, Lee Sun-Kyun is “highly considering” the offer.

If Lee Sun-Kyun accepts, he will play Do Hyun-Woo. His character is a PD and married for the past 10 years. After he learns his wife is having an affair, he turns to online social networks for help on saving his marriage.

“My Wife’s Having an Affair this Week” will air sometime later this year in South Korea.