IU is now cast for the lead female role in upcoming tvN drama series “My Ajusshi” co-starring Lee Sun-Kyun. For the drama series, IU will play Lee Ji-An. She is a woman in her 20’s and works as a contract worker at a construction company. Park Dong-Hoon (Lee Sun-Kyun) works as an engineer at the same construction company. She gets to know Park Dong-Hoon and develops respect for him. Also cast in supporting roles are Oh Dal-Su, Song Sae-Byeok and Na Moon-Hee. Oh Dal-Su will play Park Sang-Hoon. He is the older brother of Park Dong-Hoon. Song Sae-Byeok will play Park Gi-Hoon. He is the younger brother of Park Dong-Hoon. Lastly, Na Moon-Hee will play Byeon Yo-Soon. She is the mother of Park Dong-Hoon, Park Sang-Hoon and Park Gi-Hoon.
Filming for “My Ajusshi” begins December, 2017 and the drama series will air sometime during the first half of 2018 (airing on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10PM after “Mother.”).
Hiroki Hasegawa is cast in TBS drama special “Tocho Bakuha.” Also cast in supporting roles are Koji Kikkawa, Lily Franky, Shinobu Terajima and Atsuro Watabe. The drama special will have Hiroki Hasegawa playing Yuji Hongo. His wife and daughter become hostages at an office building by international terrorists. He slips into the building to save his wife and daughter. Movie is based on 2001 novel” Tocho Bakuha!” by Tetsuo Takashima.
“Tocho Bakuha” will air January 2, 2018 in Japan.
Special trailer added for movie “The 8-Year Engagement” starring Takeru Satoh and Tao Tsuchiya. The screenplay is based on a true story and revolves around an engaged couple. The woman suddenly falls into a coma and stays in a vegetative state for years. The man doesn’t give up hope even when her parents suggests he should move on. The woman does wake up from coma years later, but she doesn’t remember her fiance.
“The 8-Year Engagement” opens December 16, 2017 in Japan.
Ko Gyung-Pyo and Cho Jae-Hyun are now cast in new tvN drama series “Cross.” Ko Gyung-Pyo will play the lead male character Kang In-Kyu. He became a doctor to take revenge on those who are responsible for his father’s death and he uses medical techniques for revenge. Cho Jae-Hyun will play major supporting character Go Jung-Hoon. He is the chief of an organ transplant center at a hospital. He is an excellent surgeon with humanism. He goes up against Kang In-Kyu (Ko Gyung-Pyo). Meanwhile the lead female character has been offered to Jeon So-Min and she is still considering the offer.
“Cross” will first air January, 2018 in South Korea.
Yeo Jin-Goo has received an offer to play the lead male role in new drama series “Love Game: The Great Seduction” (working and literal title). Currently, Yeo Jin-Goo is considering the offer. The drama series is based on 18th century French novel “Les Liaisons dangereuses” by Choderlos de Laclo. If Yeo Jin-Goo accepts, he will play Kown Shi-Hyun. In addition, MBC is in discussions to air the drama series on Wednesdays and Thursdays in 2018 following “I’m Not a Robot.”
English subtitled teaser trailer and two teaser posters added for movie “1987: When The Day Comes” starring Kim Yun-Seok and Ha Jung-Woo. The caption on the teaser poster on the left says “January, 1987, 22 year old student’s death” and the teaser poster on the right says “One person died and everything began to change.” The film is based on a true story. In 1987, a college student dies while being interrogated by the police. A prosecutor tries to uncover the truth behind his death. Movie is directed by Jang Joon-Hwan (“Hwayi: A Monster Boy”).
“1987: When The Day Comes” will be released during the winter, 2017 period.
Here’s an early teaser poster for upcoming film “Psychokinesis” starring Ryoo Seung-Ryong and Shim Eun-Kyung. Movie is the second live-action film directed by Yeon Sang-Ho and follows his hit genre film “Train To Busan.” The caption on the teaser poster states “This time it’s psychic power.” The film follows a father who uses his super power to try to save his daughter.
“Psychokinesis” will be released February, 2018 in South Korea.
Main trailer added for upcoming fantasy-romance film “Tonight, At Romance Theater” (literal title) starring Haruka Ayase and Kentaro Sakaguchi. In addition, the theme song for the film has been announced as “Kiseki” (‘Miracle’) by Che’Nelle. “Tonight, At Romance Theater” will be released February 10, 2018 in Japan.
Teaser trailer #3 added for upcoming tvN drama series “Prison Playbook” starring Park Hae-Soo, Jung Kyoung-Ho and Krystal. Teaser #3 is the first teaser to show footage from the drama series. “Prison Playbook” airs November 22, 2017 in South Korea.
Kyoko Fukada and Kenichi Matsuyama are cast in new Fuji TV drama series “Tonari no Kazoku wa Aoku Mieru.” The duo will play a married couple who move into a new house and try to have a baby. “Tonari no Kazoku wa Aoku Mieru” will first air January, 2018 in Japan.