Newcomer Jeon Song-Seo is cast for the lead female role in movie “Burning” (working title) co-starring Yoo Ah-In. Movie is written and directed by award winning director Lee Chang-Dong. Jeon Song-Seo landed the lead female role after going through auditions which began last month. This is her first acting role. For the movie “Burning,” Jeon Song-Seo will play Hae-Mi. She is the hometown friend of Jong-Soo (Yoo Ah-In) and Jong-Soo loves her.
Filming for movie “Burning” will begin in the middle of this month.
Ryusei Yokohama is cast in new live-action film “Ani Tomo” (literally “Brother’s Friend”). This will be Ryusei Yokohama’s first lead acting role in a feature film. The movie is based on manga series “Ani Tomo” by Modomu Akagawara and directed by Ryo Nakajima. Story for “Ani Tomo” has Ryusei Yokohama playing high school student Sota Nishino. He mutters to his friend that his sister is cute, but the sister also hears the remark.
“Ani Tomo” will be released sometime during spring, 2018 in Japan.
English subtitled trailer for upcoming based-on-a-true-story film “Death Row Family” starring Shotaro Mamiya, Katsuya Maiguma, Naomasa Musaka and Kanako Irie. Movie is based on novel “Waga Ikka Zenin Shikei” by Tomohiko Suzuki and directed by Yuki Kobayashi. Story for the film follows a family who rob a loan shark and, in the process, kill one of his family members. They then go on to commit more robberies and murders.
“Death Row Family” opens November 18, 2017 in Japan.
Teaser trailer added for upcoming MBC drama series “Borg Mom” starring Yang Dong-Geun and Park Han-Byul. In addition, here’s 3 teaser posters for the drama series. Ep.1 of “Borg Mom” is now scheduled to air September 15, 2017 in South Korea.
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Two versions of teaser trailer #1 added for upcoming SBS drama series “While You Were Sleeping” starring Lee Jong-Suk and Bae Suzy. Both teaser trailers begin with narration by Bae Suzy as she states “I saw you in my dream. If you want to live, listen to me unconditionally.”
“While You Were Sleeping” first airs September 27, 2017 in South Korea.
Trailer for upcoming movie “RV: Resurrected Victims” starring Kim Rae-Won and Kim Hae-Sook. Movie features a unique blend of mystery-thriller with a fantasy twist. In the film, Kim Rae-Won plays Prosecutor Seo Jin-Hong. He seeks out the killer of his mother. Meanwhile, bizarre cases referred to as “Resurrected Victims Phenomenon” occurs globally.
“RV: Resurrected Victims” opens October, 2017 in South Korea.
Supporting cast announced for upcoming TV Tokyo live-action drama series “Shinjuku Seven” starring Tatsuya Ueda (‘KAT-TUN’). Cast in supporting roles are Tomoya Nakamura, Ito Ono, Maho Nonami, Tetsushi Tanaka and Mari Natsuki. The drama series is set at a pawn shop in Kabukicho and follows genius appraiser Nanase (Tatsuya Ueda).
For the supporting characters, Tomoya Nakamura will play Kenta Ono. He is an apprentice at Nanase’s pawnshop. Ito Ono will play Hana Suigetsu. She is a mysterious character and suffers from memory loss. Maho Nonami will play bar owner Erika Hosho. Tetsushi Tanaka will play Detective Akihito Kondo and, lastly, Mari Natsuki will play gyoza shop owner Shinobu.
“Shinjuku Seven” first airs October 13, 2017 in Japan.
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First script reading for KBS2 drama series “Go Back Couple” took place late August, 2017 at KBS Annex Building in Yeuido, Seoul. At the first script reading, main cast members Son Ho-Jun, Jang Na-Ra, Kim Byung-Ok, Jo Ryun, Lee Byung-Joon and Kim Mi-Kyung all attended. Before the first script reading started, Jang Na-Ra mentioned that “When I first read the script, it was so fun … like a novel.”
“Go Back Couple” first airs October 13, 2017 in South Korea.
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First teaser trailer for upcoming tvN drama series “Revolutionary Love” (“Byun Hyuk’s Love”) starring Choi Si-Won, Kang So-Ra and Gong Myung. The teaser trailer shows resumes for main characters Byun Hyuk (Choi Si-Won), Baek Joon (Kang So-Ra) and Kwon Je-Hoon (Gong Myung). The Korean title for the drama series “Byunhyukui Sarang” translates literally to “Revolutionary Love” or “Byun Hyuk’s Love.” In particular, “Byunhyuk” means “revolution” and it’s also the name of the character played by Choi Si-Won.
“Revolutionary Love” first airs October 14, 2017 in South Korea.
Trailer and poster added for upcoming movie “Linking Love” starring Yuka Tano and Anna Ishibashi. Movie is based on internet novel “Linking Love” by Hiroshi Hagishima and directed by Shusuke Kaneko. Setup for the film follows college student Miyu Mashio (Yuka Tano) as she travels back in time to when her parents were college students. She starts up an idol group there to get her father interested in her mother.
“Linking Love” opens October 28, 2017 in Japan.
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