Jan 9 2017

Masaharu Fukuyama and Koji Yakusho cast in new Hirokazu Koreeda film

Masaharu Fukuyama and Koji Yakusho are cast in as of yet untitled film written and directed by Hirokazu Koreeda. The film will have Masaharu Fukuyama playing elite lawyer Shigemori. He takes on a murder case involving accused murderer Mikuma (Koji Yakusho). Mikuma has a criminal record related to a murder that took place 30 years ago and he has confessed to the new murder charge. Yet, Mikuma begins to have doubts about his client’s guilt.

The as of yet untitled Hirokazu Koreeda film will be released September, 2017 in Japan.

Jan 9 2017

Teaser #2 for SBS drama series “Defendant”

Teaser #2 for upcoming SBS drama series “Defendant” starring Ji Sung, Kwon Yuri (Girls’ Generation) & Uhm Ki-Joon.

Meanwhile, still images above are the first of Kwon Yuri in SBS drama series “Defendant.” In the drama series, Kwon Yuri plays Seo Eun-Hye. Her character is a rookie lawyer and a righteous person. She is the only one to hold out a hand to Park Jung-Woo (Ji Sung). He has been sentenced to death for killing his wife and daughter.”Defendant” first airs January 23, 2017 in South Korea.

Jan 9 2017

Uhm Jung-Hwa and Ku Hye-Sun cat in MBC drama series “You Are Too Much”

Uhm Jung-Hwa and Ku Hye-Sun are cast in new MBC weekend drama series “You Are Too Much” (literal title). They join already cast Kang Tae-Oh from idol group ‘5urprise’. Story for “You Are Too Much” will revolve around Yoo Ji-Na (Uhm Jung-Hwa) and Jung Hae-Dang (Ku Hye-Sun). Yoo Ji-Na has been a popular singer for the past 20 years and Jung Hae-Dang works as an impersonator of Yoo Ji-Na to support her family.

“You Are Too Much” will first air February, 2017 in South Korea (takes over MBC’s Saturday and Sunday 8:40 PM time slot after “Blow Breeze“).

Jan 6 2017

5 guest appearances announced for TV Tokyo drama series “Byplayers”

5 guest appearances have been announced for upcoming TV Tokyo drama series “Byplayers.” The guest appearances will have Koji Yakusho (ep.1), YosiYosi Arakawa (ep.2), Sosuke Ikematsu (ep.2), Sayaka Yamaguchi (ep.3) & Kenichi Takito (ep.3). For each of the guest appearances they will play themselves.

The drama series stars veteran actors Kenichi Endo, Ren Osugi, Tomorowo Taguchi, Susumu Terajima, Yutaka Matsushige & Ken Mitsuishi. Story for the drama series has the 6 veteran actors receiving roles in a big budget drama series. They are then asked by the director to live together for 3 months at a share house.

“Byplayers” first airs January 13, 2017 in Japan.