Actress Seo Hyun-Jin has been offered the lead female role in upcoming SBS drama series “Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim.” Actors Han Suk-Kyu and Yoo Yeon-Seok have previously received offers to play the leading male roles and they are still considering. If Seo Hyun-Jin accepts her offer, she will play Yoon Seo-Jung. Her character is a surgeon who has a bright and warm personality. Seo Hyun-Jin is currently “positively considering” her offer.
“Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim” was initially slotted to air this November on SBS, but with the proliferation of medical themed drama series currently airing, SBS has decided to push out the premiere of “Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim” to sometime in 2017.
Main trailer for movie “Somebody” (literal title) starring Takeru Satoh, Masaki Suda, Kasumi Arimura, Fumi Nikaido, Masaki Okada & Takayuki Yamada. Movie is based on 2012novel “Nanimono” by Ryo Asai and directed by Daisuke Miura.
“Somebody” will be released October 15, 2016 in Japan.
Here’s character posters of Kim Hyun-Joo and Joo Sang-Wook from upcoming JTBC drama series “Fantastic.” Story for “Fantastic” falls squarely in the melodrama-romance category with Kim Hyun-Joo playing a terminally ill drama series screenwriter. Drama series will premiere September 2, 2016 in South Korea, taking over JTBC’s Friday and Saturday 8:30 PM time slot after the conclusion of “Age of Youth“.
2nd trailer added for upcoming movie “The Age of Shadows” starring Song Kang-Ho, Gong Yoo and Han Ji-Min. Movie is directed by Kim Jee-Woon.
“The Age of Shadows” will be released sometime September, 2016 in South Korea.
Actor Satoshi Tsumabuki & actress Maiko have announced plans to marry. The couple have not yet registered a marriage certificate or announced a wedding date. They first met while together on 2012 Fuji TV drama series “Thursday Theater Keigo Higashino Mystery.”
Actress Kim Joo-Hyun who won the lead female role in upcoming SBS drama series “My Sassy Girl” co-starring Joo Won through an audition, will no longer play the lead female character. Kim Joo-Hyun has now been offered the role of major supporting character Jung Da-Yeon. Kim Joo-Hyun will decide over the next few days whether to completely drop out of the project or play major supporting character Jung Da-Yeon. The character of Jung Da-Yeon will have a major crush on Gyun-Woo (Joo Won). Exact reason why Kim Joo-Hyun declined the lead role is not known, but it appears SBS wanted a more established actress to play the lead female character.
Now, actress Oh Yeon-Seo has been offered the lead female role and she is currently considering the offer. The lead female character is Princess Hyemyung. She is a trouble maker for the royal family.
“My Sassy Girl” will first air sometime next year in South Korea.
Masaki Suda, Kanna Hashimoto (‘Rev. from DVL’), Masami Nagasawa, Masaki Okada, Tsuyoshi Muro, Yuya Yagira, Ryo Yoshizawa and Kankuro Nakamura are all cast in upcoming live-action film “Gintama” starring Shun Oguri. Movie is based on manga series “Gintama” by Hideaki Sorachi and directed by Yuichi Fukuda (“HK: Forbidden Super Hero“).
Masaki Suda will play Shinpachi Shimura. He works at Yorozuya which is run by Gintoki (Shun Oguri). Yorozuya is a freelancer business which deals with anything from investigation to saving mankind.
Kanna Hashimoto will play Kagura. She also works at Yorozuya. She is bright and has a strong sense of justice.
Masami Nagasawa will play Tae Shimura. She is the older sister of Shinpachi Shimura. She looks to have a calm temperament, but when she gets angry … nothing stops her.
Masaki Okada will play Kotaro Katsura. He is the leader of Joito which is a group that opposes the Shogunate.
Tsuyoshi Muro will play Gengai Hiraga. He is a repairman and an inventor.
Yuya Yagira will play Toshiro Hijikata. He is the vice commander of the Shinsengumi which is a special police force.
Ryo Yoshizawa will play Sogo Okita. He is a member of the Shinsengumi. He frequently looks for a way to get rid of Toshiro Hijikata in order to take his position.
Kankuro Nakamura will play Isao Kondo. He is the commander of the Shinsengumi.
“Gintama” will be released sometime next year in Japan.
Here’s character posters for KBS2 drama series “Love in the Moonlight” starring Park Bo-Gum & Kim You-Jung. The character posters are of Park Bo-Gum and Kim You-Jung. In the drama series, Park Bo-Gum plays Crown Prince Hyomyeong and Kim You-Jung plays Hong Ra-On. Hong Ra-On dresses up as a man and gives advice on dating to men.
“Love in the Moonlight” first airs August 22, 2016 in South Korea.
Trailer for movie “Night’s Tightrope” starring Tsubasa Honda & Mizuki Yamamoto. Movie is based on novel “Shojo” by novelist Kanae Minato (“Confessions“) and directed by Yukiko Mishima (“A Stitch of Life“).
“Night’s Tightrope” will be released October 8, 2016 in Japan.
Teaser poster added for upcoming movie “Harmonium” starring Tadanobu Asano, Mariko Tsutsui & Kanji Furutachi. Movie is written and directed by Koji Fukada. “Harmonium” had its world premiere in the Un Certain Regard section at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and won the jury prize. Premise for “Harmonium” is similar to Koji Fukada’s 2011 film “Hospitalite,” but turns into a darker story.
Release date for “Harmonium” is set for October 8, 2016 in Japan.