Actresses Ai Hashimoto & Aoi Miyazaki are cast as daughter & mother in upcoming movie “Birthday Card.” There’s only a 10 year age gap between the actresses, but its likely they won’t appear together in the film.
Premise for the film has Ai Hashimoto playing Noriko. She lost her mother, played by Aoi Miyazaki, when she was only 10-years-old. Meanwhile, the mother knew she would not live long enough to see her children grow up and wrote future birthday cards for her two children. Noriko receives hints and advice every year from the birthday cards her mother wrote. Movie is directed by Yasuhiro Yoshida (“Enoshima Prism“).
“Birthday Card” will be released October, 2016 in Japan.
First script reading for upcoming KBS2 drama series “Page Turner” took place back in November, 2015 at KBS Annex Broadcasting Station in Yeouido, South Korea. Main cast members including Kim So-Hyun, Ji Soo & Shin Jae-Ha and attended the first script reading.
In addition, episode 1 air date has now been moved to March, 2016 from February, 2016.
Actress Hikari Mitsushima is set to make a guest appearance in ep.6 of currently airing Fuji TV drama series “Love That Makes You Cry” (English title) starring Kasumi Arimura & Kengo Kora. Hikari Mitsushima already appeared in ep.1, but voice only as Oto Sugihara’s (Kasumi Arimura) late mother. She voiced Oto Sugihara’s mother when Oto Sugihara read her mother’s letter. In ep.6, Hikari Mitsushima will appear in flashback scenes with a child playing the character of Oto Sugihara.
Ep.6 of drama series “Love That Makes You Cry” airs February 22, 2016.
Eric from Kpop group “Shinhwa” has been offered the lead male role in upcoming tvN drama series “Oh Hae-Young Again” (literal title). He is currently “positively considering” the offer. If he accepts the offer, he will play a man with the ability to see the future and his character tries to flee from two women with the same name of Oh Hae-Young.
Meanwhile, actress Kim A-Joong was offered a lead female role in the drama series, but she has now declined the offer.
“Oh Hae-Young Again” first airs this May in South Korea (takes over the Monday and Tuesday 11PM time slot after “Pied Piper“)
Teaser trailer added for movie “Haeuhhwa” (Korean title) starring Han Hyo-Joo, Yoo Yeon-Seok & Chun Woo-Hee. Movie is directed by Park Heung-Sik (“My Mother the Mermaid“/”Memories of the Sword“). Movie is set in the 1940’s and follows the relationship between two singers and a songwriter.
In addirtion, “Haeuhhwa” is now slotted for release sometime this April in South Korea.
Teaser trailer added for upcoming movie “Distraction Babies” starring Yuya Yagira, Masaki Suda, Nana Komatsu & Nijiro Murakami. Movie is directed by Tetsuya Mariko (“Yellow Kid“).
“Distraction Babies” will be released May 21, 2016 in Japan.
Here’s the first still images of Lee Joon-Gi & IU in upcoming SBS drama series “Scarlet Heart: Ryeo” also starring Kang Ha-Neul, Hong Jong-Hyun, Baekhyun, Nam Joo-Hyuk & Ji Soo.
The still images are from a scene filmed on a snowy field in Gangwon Province, South Korea. In the drama series, Lee Joon-Gi plays the fourth prince Wang So aka “Dog Wolf.” His character eventually becomes King Gwangjong of Goryeo. Meanwhile, IU plays Hae-Soo. Her character travels through a time slip from the present day to the Goryeo period. There, Wang So falls in love with Hae-Soo and through their love and friendship, Hae-Soo is able to grow as a person.
“Scarlet Heart: Ryeo” will first air sometime during the second half of this year in South Korea.
Teaser posters and teaser trailer added for upcoming OCN drama series “Vampire Detective” starring Lee Joon, Oh Jung-Se and Lee Se-Young. In drama series “Vampire Detective,” Lee Joon plays a detective who suddenly becomes a vampire. He solves cases while also attempting to solve his own mystery.
“Vampire Detective” will first air March 27, 2016 in South Korea.
Trailer added for upcoming movie “After the Storm” (English title) starring Hiroshi Abe, Kirin Kiki & Yoko Maki. Movie is the latest film directed by award winning director Hirokazu Koreeda (“Nobody Knows“). Story for the film has a divorced father, ex-wife and son staying at their mother’s apartment overnight while a typhoon passes (symbolism applicable).
“After the Storm” will be released May 21, 2016 in Japan.
Main trailer for movie “Ayashii Kanojo” starring Mikako Tabe, Mitsuko Baisho, Jun Kaname & Takumi Kitamura. Movie is a remake of popular South Korean film “Miss Granny” starring Shim Eun-Kyung & Na Moon-Hee.
“Ayashii Kanojo” will be released April 1, 2016 in Japan.