Actress Park Bo-Young has been offered the title character role in upcoming JTBC drama series “Powerful Woman Do Bong-Soon” (literal title). The drama series is scripted by Baek Mi-Kyeong (“My Love Eun-Dong“) and directed by Lee Hyeong-Min (“Winter Sonata“). Currently in Park Bo-Young is “positively considering” the offer and they are in final stage of discussions about the role. If Park Bo-Young accepts, she will play central figure Do Bong-Soon. The drama series will follow several women, with Do Bong-Soon being a central character in the story.
“Powerful Woman Do Bong-Soon” will first air January, 2017 in South Korea.
Second teaser trailer for upcoming movie “Over Fence” starring Joe Odagiri, Yu Aoi and Shota Matsuda. Movie is based on the short story “Over Fence” by Yasushi Sato (“The Light Shines Only There“) and directed by Nobuhiro Yamashita (“Linda Linda Linda“).
“Over Fence” will be released September 17, 2016 in Japan.
Ayame Gouriki is cast in live-action TV Asahi drama series “Gu Ra Me!” The drama series is based on manga series “Gu Ra Me!~Daisaishou no Ryourinin~” by Mitsuru Nishimura. In the drama series, Ayame Gouriki plays Kurumi Ichiki. She works as a waitress at a high end traditional Japanese restaurant and is talented with cooking. She crosses paths with the executive secretary (Kenichi Takito) of the prime minister and eventually begins to work as a cook at the prime minister’s residence. Supporting actors include Kenichi Takito, Issei Takahashi, Yua Shinkawa & Risa Naito.
“Gu Ra Me!” first airs this July in Japan.
Main poster for upcoming KBS2 drama series “Uncontrollably Fond” starring Kim Woo-Bin and Bae Suzy. “Uncontrollably Fond” first airs July 6, 2016 in South Korea.
First teaser trailer added for SBS drama series “Wanted” starring Kim A-Joong and Uhm Tae-Woong.
Meanwhile, the still images above are of Kim A-Joong from a scene in “Wanted.” Filming for this scene took place recently at an abandoned factory in Paju, South Korea. The scene has Jung Hye-In (Kim A-Joong) attending a press conference for the movie “Mom” which she starred in.
Actress Han Ji-Min has been offered the lead female role in upcoming tvN drama series “Tomorrow With You.” Han Ji-Min is currently “positively considering” the offer. If Han Ji-Min accepts the offer, she will play the wife of a time traveler.
“Tomorrow With You” will first air this September in South Korea (takes over tvN’s Fri. & Sat. 10:30 PM time slot after “The Good Wife“).
Kang Ha-Neul has declined the lead male role upcoming drama series “Gaia.” Although airing network has yet to be finalized for “Gaia,” it’s possible it could air at the same time as SBS drama series “Scarlet Heart: Ryeo” which Kang Ha-Neul will appear in as a major supporting character role. In addition, movie “Retrial” will begin filming this July and Kang Ha-Neul will be performing in the movie as a leading character. Thus, Kang Ha-Neul has declined to appear in “Gaia.”
Meanwhile, Yuri (‘Girls’ Generation’) and Chanyeol (‘EXO-K’) are still considering offers to the play lead female character and major supporting male character in the drama series. MBC is in discussions to air “Gaia” Mondays & Tuesdays at 10PM after “Monster.”
2nd teaser trailer added for upcoming KBS2 drama series “Beautiful Mind” starring Jang Hyuk, Park So-Dam, Yoon Hyun-Min & Park Se-Young.
“Beautiful Mind” first airs June 20, 2016 in South Korea.
Top 10 finalists has been announced for the lead female role in upcoming SBS drama series “My Sassy Girl” starring Joo Won. The top 10 candidates were selected from a group of 89 candidates that in a second round of auditions that took place from May 29-30, 2016. Joo Won and director Oh Jin-Seok attended the auditions.
The 10 finalists are Kim Yoo-Ji, Kim Joo-Hyun, Park Se-Wan, Park Eun-Ji, Park Ji-Hyun, Bae Min-Jung, Vivian, Ji Su (‘Tahiti’), Jung In-Sun and Han Ji-Eun.
A final round of voting to select the lead actress from one of these 10 finalists will take place.
First script reading for upcoming tvN drama series “Let’s Fight Ghost,” starring TaecYeon (‘2PM’) & Kim So-Hyun, took place May 18, 2016 at CJ E&M Center in Sangam-dong, Seoul, South Korea. For the first script reading main cast members TaecYeon, Kim So-Hyun, Kwon Yool, Kim Sang-Ho & Kang Ki-Young were all in attendance.
Ep.1 air date for “Let’s Fight Ghost” is now set for July 11, 2016 in South Korea.