Mar 17 2016

Ahn So-Hee cast in movie “Single Rider”

Ahn So-Hee (ex Wonder Girls member) is cast in movie “Single Rider” starring Lee Byung-Hun and Kong Hyo-Jin. The film is directed by first time director Lee Joo-Young.

In movie “Single Rider,” Ahn So-Heee plays Ji-Na. Her character is a university student who travels to Australia on a working holiday visa. There she meets a Korean family. The husband fled South Korea after an investment scandal at his workplace.

Filming for “Single Rider” begins March 21, 2016 in Australia.

Mar 17 2016

Satoshi Tsumabuki and Hikari Mitsushima cast in movie “Guko Roku”

Satoshi Tsumabuki and Hikari Mitsushima are cast in new movie “Guko Roku.” Movie is based on 2006 novel “Guko Roku” by Tokuro Nukui and directed by Kei Ishikawa. Movie is the first film directed by Kei Ishikawa.

In mystery-suspense film “Guko Roku,” Satoshi Tsumabuki plays Tanaka. His character works as a reporter. He begins to investigate a year old unsolved murder case involving a family. Hikari Mitsushima plays Mitsuko who is Tanaka’s younger sister.

“Guko Roku” will be released sometime next year in Japan.

Mar 17 2016

Ji Sung cast in SBS drama series “Entertainer”

Ji Sung is now cast in upcoming SBS drama series “Entertainer.” Singer/actress Hyeri (“Girl’s Day”) is currently weighting an offer to play the lead female role. Actor Park Bo-Gum was first offered the lead male role, but he has declined.

In drama series “Entertainer,” Ji Sung will play Shin Suk-Ho. He previously ran the largest entertainment company, but he is now the CEO for a tiny start-up entertainment company. He has hit bottom because of the betrayal of those he worked for with for years.

“Entertainer” first airs April 20, 2016 in South Korea (takes over the Wednesday & Thursday time slot currently held by “Come Back Mister“).

Mar 16 2016

Ryunosuke Kamiki cast in live-action film “March Comes in Like a Lion”

Ryunosuke Kamiki is cast in upcoming live-action film “March Comes in Like a Lion.” Movie is based on manga series “San gatsu no Lion” by Chica Umino and directed by Keishi Ohtomo. Ryunosuke Kamiki and director Keishi Ohtomo previously collaborated in movies “Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno” and “Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends.

Story for “March Comes in Like a Lion” features Ryunosuke Kamiki playing 17-year-old Rei Kiriyama. His character is a professional Japanese chess player and has been a professional since his middle school days. After interacting with his neighbors, including three sisters, Rei Kiriyama is able to grow as a chess player and person.

“March Comes in Like a Lion” will be released in two pars with the film seeing its release sometime in 2017.

Mar 15 2016

Kim Rae-Won offered lead male role in SBS drama series “Doctors”

Kim Rae-Won has been offered the lead male role in upcoming SBS drama series “Doctors” (working title). Earlier working title was “Female Gangster Hye-Jung.” Actress Park Shin-Hye was already offered the lead female role and she is still “positively considering” the offer. Meanwhile, actressLee Sung-Kyung has been offered a major supporting character role in the drama and she is currently considering the offer as well.

If Kim Rae-Won accepts the lead male role, he will play Hong Ji-Hong.His character is a neurosurgeon. He is smart, bright and highly social.

“Doctors” will first air June 20, 2016 in South Korea (takes over Monday & Tuesday 10PM time slot after “Jackpot“).



Mar 15 2016

Ryo Ryusei & Rio Uchida cast in sequel film “Bros. Max Man”

Ryo Ryusei & Rio Uchida are cast in sequel film “Bros. Max Man.” Movie follows 2015 film “Mr. Max Man” which starred Yudai Chiba and Mizuki Yamamoto.

In movie “Bros. Max Man,” Ryo Rusei plays Hideo Taniguchi. His character is the younger brother of Masayoshi Taniguchi (Yudai Chiba) from the first film. Hideo Taniguchi works at the same broadcasting station as his brother and has a crush on co-worker Rina Igarashi (Rio Uchida). Hideo Taniguchi also turns into a hero and fights for justice.


Mar 15 2016

Haruka Shimazaki cast in NTV drama series “Yutori Desu ga Nani ka”

Haruka Shimazaki (AKB48) is cast in upcoming NTV drama series “Yutori Desu ga Nani ka” starring Masaki Okada, Tori Matsuzaka, Yuya Yagira, Sakura Ando and Taiga.

In drama series “Yutori Desu ga Nani ka,” Haruka Shimazaki will play Yutori Sakama. Her character is the younger sister of Masakazu Sakama (Masaki Okada). Yutori Sakama is also an university student and looking for a job.

“Yutori Desu ga Nani ka” first airs April 17, 2016 in Japan.