Oct 17 2016

Lee Sung-Kyung’s first still images from MBC drama series “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo”

Here’s the first still images of Lee Sung-Kyung in upcoming MBC drama series “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo” co-starring Nam Joo-Hyuk.

The still images are from a scene film on October 1, 2016 at Jeongneung, Seoul, South Korea. For Lee Sung-Kyung to portray her character of Kim Bok-Joo, she had to gain weight and practice weightlifting.

“Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo” first airs November 23, 2016 in South Korea.

Oct 17 2016

Shota Sometani cast in movie “Kukai”

Shota Sometani is cast in upcoming movie “Kukai” which is co-production between China and Japan. The movie will be directed by Chen Kaige and is based on 2004 novel “Samon Kukai Tou no Kuni nite Oni to Utagesu” by Baku Yumemakura.

In the upcoming film, Shota Sometani will play Buddhist monk Kukai. He travels to China to learn about the culture and the people there. In China, he becomes involved in a mystery.

Oct 17 2016

First scripted reading for SBS drama series “The Legend of the Blue Sea”

First script reading for SBS series drama “The Legend of the Blue Sea,” starring Gianna Jun & Lee Min-Ho, took place October 8, 2016 in Sangam, Seoul, South Korea. The first script reading took place for 3 hours and covered ep.1-4. Interesting enough, filming for the drama series began in late August, 2016 before the first script reading.

In the drama series, Gianna Jun will play Sim Chung. Her character is a mermaid and in fact the last mermaid on Earth. She meets a swindler played by Lee Min-Ho and must adapt to live on land. The drama series is set in the present day.

“The Legend of the Blue Sea” first airs November 16, 2016 in South Korea.

Oct 14 2016

Manami Higa cast in WOWOW drama series “Honjitsu wa, Ohigara mo Yoku”

Manami Higa is cast in upcoming WOWOW drama series “Honjitsu wa, Ohigara mo Yoku.” Also cast in the drama series are Kyoko Hasegawa, Dai Watanabe, Mokomichi Hayami & Renji Ishibashi. The drama series is based on novel 2010 novel “Honjitsu wa, Ohigara mo Yoku” by Maha Harada. Drama series has Manami Higa playing main character Kotoha Ninomiya. She deals with a transfer from general affairs to the PR department at a confection company. In addition, the man she holds secret feelings for and she has known for years is now getting married to another woman. At his wedding ceremony, she becomes inspired by a speech writer.

“Honjitsu wa, Ohigara mo Yoku” will first air January 14, 2017 in Japan.

Oct 14 2016

First script reading for MBC drama series “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo”

First script reading for MBC drama series “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo,” starring Lee Sung-Kyung & Nam Joo-Hyuk, took place August, 2016 at MBC Broadcasting Station in Sangam, South Korea. The drama series is based on the true story of female weightlifter Jang Mi-Ran.

“Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo” first airs November, 2016 in South Korea (takes over MBC’s Wednesday & Thursday 10PM time slot after “Shopping King Louis“).