Lim Soo-Hyang has been offered the lead female role in new JTBC drama series “My ID Is Gangnam Beauty” (literal title). The drama series is based on webcomic “Nae IDneun Gangnammiin” by Gi Maeng-Gi. Currently, Lim Soo-Hyang is “positively considering” the offer. If she accepts, she will play Kang Mi-Rae. When her character was growing up, she was often teased and bullied for her unattractive appearance. Before entering college, she underwent plastic surgery and became beautiful, but people are still mean to her and call her “Gangnam Beauty” (fake beauty). She meets a guy at school named Do Kyung-Seok who doesn’t care about her appearance.
“My ID Is Gangnam Beauty” will air sometime later this year in South Korea.
Teaser trailer for live-action film “Blue Summer” (literal title) starring Wakana Aoi and Hayato Sano. Movie is based on manga “Ao-Natsu” by Atsuko Nanba and directed by Takeshi Furusawa. Story for the film follows a female high school student (Wakana Aoi) from Tokyo who has to spend her summer in the country.
“Blue Summer” will be released August 1, 2018 in Japan.
Teaser trailer #3 for JTBC drama series “Something in the Rain” (English title) starring Son Ye-Jin and Jung Hae-In. The drama series’ Korean title is “Bab Jal Sajooneun Yebbeun Noona” which means literally “Pretty Sister Who Buys Me Food.”
“Something in the Rain” first airs March 30, 2018 in South Korea.
Kippei Shiina is cast in new WOWOW drama series “Unexploded Bomb” (literal title). The drama series is based on novel “Fuhatsudan” by Hideo Aiba. WOWOW previously adapted Hideo Aiba novels into drama series “Blood on the Tracks” and “Trembling Cow.” Also cast in supporting roles are Shin Takuma, Tomoyo Harada and Eiji Okuda. The suspense filled drama series revolves around financial accounting irregularities at a large electrical manufacture. The mysterious man behind the scandal is finance consultant Ryo Koga (Kippei Shiina).
“Unexploded Bomb” first airs June 10, 2018 in Japan.
First teaser trailer for upcoming KBS2 drama series “The Miracle We Met” (English title) starring Kim Myung-Min and Kim Hyun-Joo. The drama series has Kim Myung-Min playing married father Song Hyun-Cheol A. He gets into car accident and awakes in the body of another man with the same name. He becomes the head of two families.
“The Miracle We Met” first airs April 2, 2018 in South Korea (takes over KBS2’s Monday and Tuesday 10PM time slot after “Radio Romance“).
Ha Seok-Jin is cast in KBS2 live-action drama series “Your House Helper” (literal title). The drama seris is webcomic “Dangshinui House Helper” by Seung Jung-Yeon. In the drama series, Ha Seok-Jin will play main character Kim Ji-Woon. He gave up a career at a big company to work as a housekeeper. Kim Ji-Woon listens to his customers while doing his job and gives them advice and how to solve their problems.
“Your House Helper” first airs June, 2018 in South Korea (takes over KBS2’s Wednesday and Thursday 10PM time slot after “Suits“).
Teaser trailer for movie “Nakimushi Shottan no Kiseki” starring Ryuhei Matsuda and Yojiro Noda (‘Radwimps’). The film is based on autobiographical novel “Nakimushi Shottan no Kiseki” by Shoji Segawa and directed by Toshiaki Toyoda. Movie is based the life shogi play Shoji Segawa.
In addition, supporting cast members have been announced for the film. Now cast in supporting roles are Kento Nagayama, Shota Sometani, Kiyohiko Shibukawa, Ryusuke Komakine, Hirofumi Arai, Taichi Saotome, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Takako Matsu, Issey Ogata, Kaoru Kobayashi, Jun Miho and Jun Kunimura.
“Nakimushi Shottan no Kiseki” will be released sometime this autumn in Japan.
Teaser trailer and teaser poster added for upcoming movie “Shoplifters” (English title) starring Lily Franky, Sakura Ando and Mayu Matsuoka. Movie is written and directed by award winning director Hirokazu Koreeda. The film follows an unusual family, with the father and his son enjoying sessions of shoplifting together.
“Shoplifters” will be released June, 2018 in Japan.
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Teaser trailer #3 for upcoming SBS drama series “Switch: Change the World” starring Jang Keun-Suk, Han Ye-Ri and Jung Woong-In. Meanwhile, still images above are 3 character cuts from the drama series. The character cuts are of Jang Keun-Suk, Han Ye-Ri and Jung Woong-In. In the drama series, Jang Keun-Suk plays 2 different characters: Sa Do-Chan who is a swindler and Baek Joon-Soo who is a prosecutor. Han Ye-Ri plays an enthusiastic rookie prosecutor and Jung Woong-In plays Geum Tae-Woong. His official title is the CEO of an art gallery, but he runs a large drug distribution organization.
“Switch: Change the World” first airs March 28, 2018 in South Korea.
Trailer for movie “Saraba Seishun, Saredo Seishun” starring Hiroshi Okawa and Fumika Shimizu. The film follows office worker Shinichi Nakamichi (Hiroshi Okawa) who has a secret. He is able to speak to God.
“Saraba Seishun, Saredo Seishun” will be released May 12, 2018 in Japan.