Yoshihiko Inohara & Shunsuke Michieda are cast in movie “461 Lunch Boxes.” The film is based on an autobiographical story “461 Ko no Bento wa, Oyaji to Musuko no Otoko no Yakusoku” by Toshimi Watanabe and directed by Atsushi Kaneshige. In the film “461 Lunch Boxes,” Yoshihiko Inohara will play divorced father Kazuki Suzumoto and Shunsuke Michieda will play his 15-year-old son. The father makes a promise to make a lunch set for his son everyday while he is in high school.
“461 Lunch Boxes” will be released autumn, 2020 in Japan.
Miho Nakayama, Tae Kimura and Yuko Oshima are cast in WOWOW drama series “Things You Can Know By Looking At Them” (“Karera wo Mirebawakaru Koto”). The original screenplay is written by Mahiro Sawaki and the drama series is directed by Yoshihiro Fukagawa (“Restaurant From The Sky“). For “Things You Can Know By Looking At Them,” Miho Nakayama, Tae Kimura and Yuko Oshima will play women who live in the same expensive apartment complex. They know of each other either as friends or through their other half’s past relationship.
“Things You Can Know By Looking At Them” first airs January, 2020 in Japan.
Teaser trailer added for MBC Saturday drama series “Never Twice” (English title) starring Park Se-Wan, Kwak Dong-Yeon, Youn Yuh-Jung, Oh Ji-Ho and Ye Ji-Won. The teaser trailer is setup like a Korean variety show, where actors show up at a guest house to spend time together doing various activities. The drama series itself revolves around the modest guesthouse “Paradise Inn” run by Youn Yuh-Jung’s Bok Mak-Rye. Guests can stay there short term or long term. Across the street from the inn is the 5 star hotel Koosung Hotel, run by the family of Kwak Dong-Yeon’s Na Hae-Joon. For Kwak Dong-Yeon and Youn Yuh-Jung, they last acted together in 2012 KBS2 drama series “My Husband Got a Family” where Kwak Dong-Yeon played a supporting role. He is now the lead male actor in “Never Twice.”
“Never Twice” will first air November 2, 2019 (takes over MBC’s Saturday 9PM time slot after “Golden Garden.”).
First teaser trailer added for tvN drama series “Psychopath Diary” starring Yoon Si-Yoon, Jung In-Sun & Park Sung-Hoon. The teaser begins with the voice of Yoon Si-Yoon as he states in Korean “The only clue to bring my memory back. This diary is telling me that I’m a serial killer.” Meanwhile, below are still images of Yoon Si-Yoon in the drama series. The scenes depict his character as being a pushover at work and he doesn’t get along with his co-workers.
“Psychopath Diary” first airs November 20, 2019 in South Korea.
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Teaser trailer added for movie “The Phone of The Wind” starring Serena Motola and Hidetoshi Nishijima. The film is inspired by a true story of a man who placed a telephone booth in his garden so he could talk to a deceased family member. A year later, the telephone booth became a destination for those that lost loved ones during the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. Captions on the teaser trailer states in Japanese (0:07) “From Hiroshima to Otsuchi in Iwate,” (0:16) “Having a wounded heart, a girl’s journey begins,” (0:21) “One more time, I want to have a talk” and (0:26) “That is the only phone that connects to Heaven.”
“The Phone of The Wind” will be released January 24, 2020 in Japan.
Atsuko Maeda is cast in NHK live-action drama series “Legendary Mother” (literal title). The drama series is based on manga “Densetsu no Okasan” by Kanemoto. For the drama series, Atsuko Maeda will play Mei. She appears like an normal mother, but she was once a witch who was part of a group that defeated Satan. Satan is then unleashed again.
“Legendary Mother” will consist of 8 episodes and will from February 1 to March 21, 2020 in Japan.
Kim Soo-Hyun has been offered the lead male role in tvN drama series “Psycho But It’s Okay” (literal title). Actress Park Shin-Hye has already received an offer to play the lead female role and they are both considering their offers. If Kim Soo-Hyun accepts the offer, this will be his first starring role since being discharged from the military on July 1, 2019. Kim Soo-Hyun has only done a cameo role, albeit a popular one in tvN drama “Hotel Del Luna,” since becoming a civilian again. The drama series will be directed by Park Shin-Woo (“Encounter“).
“Psycho But It’s Okay” will air sometime in the first half of next year in South Korea.
Main poster and teaser trailer added for movie “Moonlit Winter” starring Kim Hee-Ae & Kim So-Hye. The film recently had its world premiere as the closing film for the 2019 Busan International Film Festival. The film is written and directed by Lim Dae-Hyung (“Merry Christmas Mr. Mo“). Story for “Moonlit Winter” tells a unique story of a mother and daughter bonding on a trip to Japan and the mother believing she may meet her first love there. Caption on the poster states “…. words that I could not tell you for such a long time. I dream about you too.”
“Moonlit Winter” will be released November 14, 2019 in South Korea.
Kei Tanaka and Tomoya Nakamura are cast in TV Asahi drama special “Discord” (literal title). The drama series is based on 2016 novel “Fukyowaon: Kyoto, Keiji to Kenji no Jiken Techo” by Takeaki Daimon (“Hitoya no Toge“) and directed by Kentaro Otani (“You Are Brilliant Like A Spica“). The drama series will have Kei Tanaka playing detective Yusuke Kawakami and Tomoya Nakamura playing prosecutor Masato Karasawa. They are brothers, but they were separated at an early age.
“Discord” will air sometime next year in Japan.
First teaser poster for tvN drama series “Psychopath Diary” starring Yoon Si-Yoon, Jung In-Sun and Park Sung-Hoon. Caption on the poster states in Korean “The world began to be afraid of a pushover.” Meanwhile, below are the first still images of Yoon Si-Yoon as Yook Dong-Sik, Jung In-Sun as Sim Bo-Kyung and Park Sung-Hoon as Seo In-Woo.
“Psychopath Diary” is now set to first air November 20, 2019 in South Korea.
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