Masami Nagasawa is cast in upcoming Fuji TV drama SP “Kimi ni Sasageru Emblem” starring Sho Sakurai. The drama special is based on a true story and depicts the life of promising soccer player (Sho Sakurai) who becomes involved in a car accident. The car accident leads to the soccer player becoming wheelchair bound for the rest of his life. In the drama special, Masami Nagasawa will play the soccer player’s wife Miki Nagakawa.
“Kimi ni Sasageru Emblem” will air sometime January, 2017 in Japan.
Teaser trailer and posters added for upcoming thriller film “Missing” starring Uhm Ji-Won & Kong Hyo-Jin. Movie is directed by Lee Eon-Hee (“…ing“). Premise for “Missing” has Uhm Ji-Won playing a mother who is going through a divorce and working a job. She is referred to a nanny played by Kong Hyo-Jin to watch over her daughter. One day, the nanny and her daughter disappears.
“Missing” will be released sometime this November in South Korea.
Yoo Seung-Ho is cast in new MBC drama series “Ruler: Master of the Mask” (literal title). The drama series is set in the 1700’s and Yoo Seung-Ho will play historical figure Crown Price Lee Sun. His character goes up against a powerful and wealthy group that has privatized water throughout Joseon. He is also in love with a woman Ga-Eun who helps him grow as a ruler.
Filming for “Ruler: Master of the Mask” begins December, 2016.
Nao Matsushita is cast in Fuji TV drama SP “Tokumei Shikikan Goma Ayaka.” Also cast in the drama special are Ryohei Suzuki, Goro Inagaki, Yuya Uchida, Masanobu Takashima, Kohei Otomo, Mackenyu & Naoto Takenaka. The drama special is based on 2014 novel “Keishicho Sosa Nika Goma Ayaka Tokumei Shikikan” by Masashi Kajinaga.
In “Tokumei Shikikan Goma Ayaka,” Nao Matsushita will play Ayaka Goma. She works as a police sergeant. During a demonstration, a hostage situation takes place at financial company. A person then calls the police and asks for Ayaka Goma to come to the crime scene to negotiate.
“Tokumei Shikikan Goma Ayaka” will air October 22, 2016 in Japan.
Oh Ji-Ho & Oh Yoon-Ah are cast for the lead roles in KBS2 drama series “Oh My Geum-Bi” (literal title). The drama series has the early working title of “My Fair Lady.” The drama series will have Oh Ji-Ho playing Mo Hwi-Chul. He is a swindler. He has an 8-year-old daughter played by Heo Jung-Eum. His daughter has dementia and she is losing her memory. Oh Yoon-Ah will play Jang Joo-Young. She becomes involved with the father and daughter.
“Oh My Geum-Bi” will first air November 30, 2016 in South Korea (taking over KBS2’s Wednesday and Thursday 10PM time slot after “On the Way to the Airport“).
Here’s the teaser poster for upcoming tvN drama series “Rude Miss Young-Ae Season 15” starring Kim Hyun-Sook. The drama series revolves around Lee Young-Ae (Kim Hyun-Sook) and what she goes through as a single working woman with a plus size physique. Ep.1 of “Rude Miss Young-Ae Season 15” airs October 31, 2016 in South Korea.
First teaser trailer added for upcoming movie “L” starring Alice Hirose & Yuki Furukawa. Movie is based on the album “L” by musical group “Acid Black Cherry.”
The still images above are of Yuki Furukawa, Yuta Hiraoka & Mihiro. In the film, Yuki Furukawa plays Ovesu. He has loved the woman L (Alice Hirose) for his entire life. Yuta Hiraoka plays a member of a theatrical company in the film and Mihiro plays a former bank clerk.
Release date for “L” is now set for November 25, 2016 in Japan.
2nd trailer and poster added for upcoming movie “Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned” starring Gang Dong-Won & Shin Eun-Soo. Movie tells the unique story of a young boy who returns from the forest as a young man.
“Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned” opens sometime this November in South Korea.
Namgung Min offered the lead role in upcoming MBC drama series “Traitor Hong Gil-Dong” (literal title). If he accepts he will play title character Hong Gil-Dong. Currently, Namgung Min is “positively considering” the offer. His character is a revolutionary and dissident during the Joseon era.
“Traitor Hong Gil-Dong” will first air around March, 2017 in South Korea (will air Mondays and Tuesdays at 10PM after “Night Light“).
TaecYeon from ‘2PM’ and Jo Jae-Yun are cast in new movie “House Above Time” (literal title) starring Kim Yunjin. Movie is directed by Lim Dae-Woong (“To Sir with Love“).
In the upcoming film, TaecYeon will play Priest Choi. He is the only one who wants to believe Mi-Hee (Kim Yunjin). He investigates bizarre cases that take place at her home. Jo Jae-Yun will play Chul-Joong. His character is the husband of Mi-Hee. He died 25 years ago in a tragic incident that took place at their home.
Filming for “House Above Time” begins this month in South Korea.