Jan 3 2017

Ryoo Joon-Yeol cast in movie “Little Forest”

Actor Ryoo Joon-Yeol is cast in upcoming movie “Little Forest” co-starring Kim Tae-Ri. The film is based on manga “Little Forest” by Daisuke Igarashi which already spawned Japanese films “Little Forest: Summer & Autumn” and “Little Forest: Winter & Spring.” Also cast today in supporting roles are Moon So-Ri & Jin Ki-Joo. Movie will be directed by Yim Soonrye.

In upcoming movie “Little Forest,” Ryoo Joon-Yeol will play Jae-Ha. His character is the hometown friend of Hye-Won (Kim Tae-Ri). Moon So-Ri will play the mother of Hye-Won. Her character disappeared suddenly. Jin Ki-Joo will play Eun-Sook. She is a friend of Hye-Won.

“Little Forest” will be released sometime during 2018 in South Korea.


Jan 3 2017

Nam Joo-Hyuk offered lead male role in tvN drama series “Bride of the Water God 2017”

Nam Joo-Hyuk has been offered the lead male role in upcoming tvN drama series “Bride of the Water God 2017” (literal and working title). Currently, Nam Joo-Hyuk is positively considering the offer. If he accepts, Nam Joo-Hyuk will play water god Ha Baek.

The drama series is loosely based on webcomic “Habaekui Shinboo” by Yoon Mi-Kyung, but the time period is changed from a historical setting to the present day. Kim Byung-Soo (“Nine: Nine Times Time Travel“) will direct the drama series and Jung Yoon-Jung (“Misaeng“) will write the screenplay adaptation.

Jan 3 2017

Gaku Hamada & Alice Hirose cast in TV Tokyo live-action drama series “Tsuribaka Nisshi Season 2”

Gaku Hamada & Alice Hirose are cast in TV Tokyo live-action drama series “Tsuribaka Nisshi Season 2.” The drama series is based on fishing manga series “Tsuribaka Nisshi” by Juzo Yamasaki. Also returning from season 1 of TV Tokyo’s “Tsuribaka Nisshi” are Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Kitaro, Shono Hayama, Momoko Tanabe, Tatsuo Nadaka & Ryo Ono.

“Tsuribaka Nisshi Season 2” will air April, 2017 in Japan.

Jan 3 2017

Lee Sung-Yeol (‘INFINITE’) and Lee Ye-Hyun cast in drama special “Cold Case Provisional Task Force”

Lee Sung-Yeol (‘INFINITE’) and Lee Ye-Hyun are cast in new drama special “Cold Case Provisional Task Force” (literal title). Lee Ye-Hyun is a rookie actress. Story for the drama special has Lee Sung-Yeol playing an aspiring detective with dyslexia. He becomes the first intern detective. Meanwhile, Lee Ye-Hyun plays a former soccer athlete turned intern reporter. She gets fired from her job though. The two characters then team up on a case.

Filming for “Cold Case Provisional Task Force” will begin this month in South Korea. Exact network or air date for the drama special has yet to be announced.

Jan 2 2017

First still images of Lee Joon-Ho in KBS2 drama series “Chief Kim”

Here’s the first still images of Lee Joon-Ho (‘2PM’) in upcoming KBS2 drama series “Chief Kim” starring Namgung Min & Nam Sang-Mi. The still images are from a scene filmed on December 28, 2016 at a set in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. In the drama series, Lee Joon-Ho plays Seo Yool. His character works as a prosecutor, but he is scouted for company TQ. He begins to work there as a finance director. First teaser trailer has also been added.

“Chief Kim” first airs January 25, 2017 in South Korea.

Jan 2 2017

Script reading and gosa ceremony for movie “Room 7”

Script reading and opening gosa ceremony took place for upcoming movie “Room 7,” starring Shin Ha-Kyun & Do Kyung-Soo, on December 22, 2016. The traditional gosa ceremony is a shamanistic ritual to avoid misfortune and bring about good luck. Filming for “Room 7” is expected to start January 2, 2017. Setting for “Room 7” takes place at a DVD bang, which is a DVD rental shop that offers semi-private rooms to watch the films.