Tao Tsuchiya, Ryota Katayose and Yudai Chiba are cast in NTV live-action drama series “Ani ni Aisaresugite Komattemasu.” The drama series is based on manga “Ani ni Ai Saresugite Komattemasu” by Rina Yagami and will air before the live-action film version of “Ani ni Ai Saresugite Komattemasu” which opens June 30, 2017 in Japan. Staff and cast from the live-action film version all take part in the NTV drama series version.
“Ani ni Aisaresugite Komattemasu” first airs April 12, 2017 in Japan.
Asami Usuda, Taiga and Joe Odagiri are cast in live-action film “Pumpkin and Mayonnaise” (literal title). Movie is based on a manga series “Kabocha to Mayonezu” by Kiriko Nananan and directed by Masanori Tominaga. For manga artist Kiriko Nananan, this is her third live-action film adaption following 2006 movie “Strawberry Shortcakes” and 2003 film “Blue.” Also cast in supporting roles are Ken Mitsuishi, Kurumi Shimizu, Koudai Asaka & Ryuya Wakaba.
Story for the film follow the relationship between Tsuchida (Asami Usuda), Seiichi (Taiga) and Hagio (Joe Odagiri). Tsuchida works at a hostess bar without her boyfriend Seiichi knowing. Seiichi is a musician, but he is in a musical rut and doesn’t have a job. Tsuchida then meets her ex-boyfriend Hagio (Joe Odagiri).
“Pumpkin and Mayonnaise” will be released November, 2017 in Japan.
Main trailer added for upcoming tvN drama series “The Liar and His Lover” starring Lee Hyun-Woo & Joy.
Meanwhile, still images above are of Joy (‘Red Velvet’) in “The Liar and His Lover.” In the drama series she plays Yoon So-Rim. She is a third year high school student and blessed with a beautiful voice. She falls in love with Kang Han-Kyeol (Lee Hyun-Woo) at first sight. The still images on the right are of Joy and supporting actor Choi Min-Soo. This is their first scene filmed together and took place February, 2017 around the Hyehwa Neighbourhood in Jongno, Seoul, South Korea. Choi Min-Soo plays Kang In-Woo. He is the father of Kang Han-Kyeol (Lee Hyun-Woo).
“The Liar and His Lover” first airs March 20, 2017 in South Korea.
Teaser trailer added for upcoming tvN drama series “Chicago Typewriter” starring Yoo Ah-In, Lim Soo-Jung & Ko Gyung-Pyo. The narration for the teaser trailer introduces the drama series with “(screenwriter) Jin Soo-Wan of ‘Kill Me, Heal Me‘ and ‘The Moon Embracing The Sun.’ (director) Kim Cheol-Kyu of ‘On the Way to the Airport.’ Miracle of love starts from an old typewriter. First airs this April.”
Rain and Kang So-Ra have been offered lead roles in new biopic film “Uhm Bok-Dong.” The film is based on the life Korean bicyclist Uhm Bok-Dong (1892-1951). He become a hero in Korea during the Japanese colonial era by winning many bicycle races. Currently, Rain and Kang So-Ra are positively considering the offers. Lee Beom-Soo is already cast to play supporting character Hwang Jae-Ho. His character is the coach of Uhm Bok-Dong. Celltrion Entertainment will produce the film which features Lee Beom-Soo as the company’s CEO. Filming for “Uhm Bok-Dong” is expected to begin sometime during the first half of this year.
Trailer added for live-action film “Teiichi no Kuni The Movie” starring Masaki Suda. Movie is based on manga series “Teiichi no Kuni” by Usamaru Furuya and directed by Akira Nagai (“Judge!“/”If Cats Disappeared From the World“). Live-action film “Teiichi no Kuni The Movie,” follows Teiichi Akaba (Masaki Suda) as he vies to become the student president of a prestigious private high school.
“Teiichi no Kuni The Movie” opens April 29, 2017 in Japan.
Lee Sung-Min, Shin Ha-Kyun, Song Ji-Hyo & Lee El are cast in new comedy film “Wind Wind Wind” (literal title). Filming for the movie is scheduled to begin March 13, 2017 and the screenplay is set on Jeju Island. In the film, Lee Sung-Min will play energetic, middle-aged Seok-Geun. His younger sister is Mi-Young (Song Ji-Hyo). Mi-Young is married to Bong-Soo (Shin Ha-Kyun). Bong-Soo once dreamed of becoming a top chef, but he is now a rather weak husband. One day, a woman named Je-Ni (Lee El) appears in front of Bong-Soo. Movie will be directed by Lee Byeong-Hun (“Twenty“).
Yeo Jin-Goo & Kim Kang-Woo are cast for lead males roles in upcoming tvN drama series “Circle.”
In drama series “Circle,” Yeo Jin-Goo will play Kim Woo-Jin. He is a university student in the present day. He chases a mysterious case which takes place after a figure from outer space appears. Kim Kang-Woo will play Kim Joon-Hyuk. He is a detective in the year 2037. There, it is divided into 2 areas. One are is called “smart area” where an innovative system exists with no crime, disease or feelings of unhappiness. The other area is called “general area” which is full of crime and disease. Kim Joon-Hyuk works as a detective in the general area.
In addition, Lee Gi-Kwang (‘Highlight’) is cast in a major supporting character role. Lee Gi-Kwang will play Ho-Soo in the year 2037. His character is a public office in the “smart area.” He tries to solve a mysterious case with Detective Kim Joon-Hyuk.
“Circle” first airs May, 2017 in South Korea.
Kong Seung-Yeon is cast in upcoming tvN drama series “Circle.” Actors Kim Kang-Woo and Yeo Jin-Goo are still considering offers to play lead roles in the drama series. In drama series “Circle,” Kong Seung-Yeon will play Jung-Yeon. She is a university student in the present day and attends the same school as Woo-Jin (Yeo Jin-Goo if he accepts). Her character is the key figure of a mysterious case that takes place in the present day and in the year 2037.
“Circle” first airs sometime during the first half of this year in South Korea.
Trailer added for upcoming movie “Four Seasons Story” starring Shono Hayama & Hirona Yamazaki. Movie is based on 2009 song “Shunkashuto” by hip-hop duo Hilcrhyme. In the promotional photo above, DJ Katsu & Toc from Hilcrhyme sit next to Shono Hayama and Hirona Yamazaki
“Four Seasons Story” will be released April 8, 2017 in Japan.