Atsuko Maeda, Toko Miura and Machiko Ono are cast in movie “Suteki na Dynamite Scandal” starring Tasuku Emoto. Movie is based on autobiographical novel “Suteki na Dainamaito Sukyandaru” by Akira Suei and directed by Masanori Tominaga. Story for the film follows the rise of Suei who eventually becomes the chief editor of a famous erotic magazine in the 1980’s. Atsuko Maeda will play the wife of Suei, while Toko Miura will play a lover of Suei. Lastly, Machiko One will play the mother of Suei.
“Suteki na Dynamite Scandal” will be released March, 2018 in Japan.
Filming for sequel film “The Accidental Detective 2” finished September 11, 2017 and took about 3 months to complete. The movie will star Kwon Sang-Woo, Sung Dong-Il and Lee Kwang-Soo. Story for the sequel film will have Kang Dae-Man (Kwon Sang-Woo) selling his comic book store and opening a private eye detective agency without telling his wife. After filming the last scene for the movie, Kwon Sang-Woo stated “It was meaningful that I acted with actors and actresses from ‘The Accidental Detective.’ I think the movie will give new pleasure to the audience.” Movie is directed by Lee Eon-Hee.
“The Accidental Detective 2” opens sometime next year in South Korea.
Song Joong-Ki has turned down an offer to play the lead male character in upcoming Netflix drama series “Kingdom.” No specific reasons were given why he turned downed the offer. The drama series is based on webcomic “Burning Hell Shinui Nara” by Kim Eun-Hee and will be directed by Kim Sung-Hoon.
“Kingdom” is scheduled to first stream on Netflix sometime during the second half of 2018.
Kento Nagayama, Takanori Jinnai and Masao Kusakari are cast in the 5th season of TV Asahi drama series “Doctor-X” starring Ryoko Yonekura. For the drama series, Kento Nagayama will play rookie surgeon Naoyuki Nishiyama. Takanori Jinnai will play Takashi Inomata. He is the deputy director of the surgery department. Lastly, Masao Kusakari will play Kagenobu Uchikanda. He is the chairman of the Japan doctors club.
Ep.1 of “Doctor-X” airs October 12, 2017 in Japan.
First script reading for tvN drama series “Revolutionary Love” took place September 10, 2017 at CJ E&M Center in Sangamdong, Seoul, South Korea. Main cast members including Choi Si-Won (‘Super Junior’), Kang So-Ra, Gong Myung, Lee Jae-Yoon, Choi Jae-Sung, Kyeon Mi-Ri, Lee Han-Wi and Kim Ye-Won all attended.
Prior to the first script reading, Choi Si-Won stated that “This is my first performance since being discharged from the military. I have a pleasing pressure, but I will do my best.” Kang So-Ra stated that “I have a good feeling and good energy about the script. I will do my best.”
“Revolutionary Love” first airs October 14, 2017 in South Korea.
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Here’s a couple poster of Jung Yong-Hwa (‘CNBLUE’) and Lee Yeon-Hee for upcoming JTBC drama series “The Package.” The poster features San Ma-Roo (Jung Yong-Hwa) and Yoon So-So (Lee Yeon-Hee) riding bicycles together along a pier in Deauville, France. In the drama series, Yoon So-So works as a travel agent in France.
“The Package” first airs October 13, 2017 in South Korea.
Lee Sun-Kyun is cast in tvN drama series “My Ajusshi.” The drama series will be directed by Kim Won-Suk and scripted by Park Hae-Young. For the drama series Lee Sun-Kyun will play the lead male character who is in his 40’s. He meets a woman in her 20’s and they help each other get through difficulties.
“My Ajusshi” first airs sometime during the first half of next year in South Korea.
JTBC is set to air drama series “Just Between Lovers” starting this December in South Korea. The drama series stars Lee Joon-Ho (‘2PM’) and Won Jin-A. Story for the drama series will follow the relationship between two people have went through extremely difficult times in their lives. “Just Between Lovers” will also become JTBC’s first ever drama series to air on Mondays and Tuesdays at 11PM.
Rina Kawaei (former ‘AKB48’ member) is cast for the lead female role in movie “Koi no Shizuku” (literally “Love’s Water Drop”). Hayato Onozuka is cast to play the lead male character and cast in supporting roles are Mao Miyaji, Tsunenori Aoki, Tomoya Warabino, Kanji Tsuda and Mantaro Koichi. Movie is directed by Naoki Segi and filming will begin next month in Hiroshima, Japan. Story for the film has Rina Kawaei playing agriculture student Shiori Tachibana. She goes to Hiroshima to receive training at a sake brewery.
“Koi no Shizuku” will be released sometime next year in Japan.
Here’s new still images of Bae Suzy in upcoming SBS drama series “While You Were Sleeping” co-starring Lee Jong-Suk. To play her character of Nam Hong-Joo, Bae Suzy had her hair cut short for the first time since she made her acting debut. Her character seems like an ordinary young woman who helps her mother run a pork restaurant, but she can see the future through her dreams. Because of this, she writes down memos of her dreams.
“While You Were Sleeping” first airs September 27, 2017 in South Korea.
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