May 23 2017

Arata Furuta & Eiko Koike cast in TV Tokyo drama series “Shimokitazawa Die Hard”

Arata Furuta & Eiko Koike are cast in new TV Tokyo drama series “Shimokitazawa Die Hard.” The drama series will feature 11 different episodes written by 11 different screenwriters and consisting of different cast members, but have Arata Furuta & Eiko Koike appearing throughout the series. In the drama series, Eiko Koike will play a snack bar owner in the Tokyo neighborhood of Shimokitazawa. Arata Furuta will play a regular customer at the snack bar. These two will tell 11 stories about the worst day in the lives of people in the Shimokitazawa area.

“Shimokitazawa Die Hard” first airs July, 2017 in Japan.

May 23 2017

3 main posters for KBS2 drama series “The Best Hit”

Here’s 3 main posters for upcoming KBS2 drama series “The Best Hit” starring Yoon Si-Yoon, Kim Min-Jae & Lee Se-Young. The caption on the poster at the top states “Twenty, their first love. Forty, the man’s last love.” Caption on the poster below says “The most popular rooftop house under the sun, growth drama of youths who have no answer to their lives.” Caption on the bottom poster stays “Star, who disappeared without a trace 24 years ago, appears as an unemployed man in the neighborhood.”

“The Best Hit” first airs June 2, 2017 in South Korea.

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May 22 2017

Miki Nakatani cast in WOWOW drama series “Kataomoi”

Miki Nakatani is cast in new WOWOW drama series “Kataomoi.” The drama series is based on 2001 novel “Kataomoi” by Keigo Higashino. In the drama series, Miki Nakatani will play Mitsuki Hiura. Her character was a former manager for an American-style university football team. During the team’s reunion, teammates and former staff members learn she now lives as a man and she confesses to having killed someone.

“Kataomoi” first airs sometime during autumn, 2017 in Japan.

May 22 2017

Oh Jin-Seok to direct & SBS in discussion to air drama series “Four Men”

Oh Jin-Seok has signed on to direct upcoming drama series “Four Men” (literal title) starring Park Hae-Jin. In addition, SBS is currently in discussions to air the drama series. The screenplay for the drama series is still being finalized and casting will continue  through the beginning of July, 2017. Filming for the drama series is expected to begin in the second half of 2017. In drama series “Four Men,” Park Hae-Jin will play 4 characters.

 

May 22 2017

Jang Keun-Suk cast in Kim Ki-Duk directed film “Human Time”

Jang Keun-Suk is cast in new Kim Ki-Duk directed film “Human Time” (literal title). In the movie, Jang Keun-Suk will play a character that is cruel and a cold hearted human. The movie itself will examine the boundary of ethics and morality in humans. Already cast in the film are Ryoo Seung-Bum and Ahn Sung-Ki. This is the first time Jang Keun-Suk and Kim Ki-Duk will work together.

Filming for “Human Time” begins at the end of May, 2017.

May 19 2017

Lee Kwang-Soo to make special appearance in KBS2 drama series “The Best Hit”

Lee Kwang-Soo is set to make a special appearance in upcoming KBS2 drama series “The Best Hit” starring Yoon Si-Yoon and Kim Min-Jae. Lee Kwang-Soo is good friends with supporting actor/director Cha Tae-Hyun which led to his special appearance. In the drama series, Lee Kwang-Soo will play Yoon-Ki. He is the boyfriend of Choi Woo-Seung (Lee Se-Young).

“The Best Hit” first airs June 2, 2017 in South Korea.

May 19 2017

Yuki Uchida and Seiichi Tanabe cast in live-action film “The Disastrous Life of Saiki K”

Yuki Uchida and Seiichi Tanabe are cast in supporting roles for upcoming live-action film “The Disastrous Life of Saiki K” starring Kento Yamazaki and Kanna Hashimoto. For the movie, Yuki Uchida will play Kurumi Saiki. Her character is the mother of Kusuo Saiki (Kento Yamazaki). Seiichi Tanabe will play Kusuo Saiki’s father Kuniharu Saiki. Meanwhile, Kusuo Saiki is a teenager, born with psychic powers.

“The Disastrous Life of Saiki K” opens October 21, 2017 in Japan.