First script reading for tvN drama series “Familiar Wife,” starring Ji Sung & Han Ji-Min, took place May 9, 2018 at Studio Dragon in Sangamdong, Seoul, South Korea. Main cast members including Ji Sung, Han Ji-Min, Jang Seung-Jo, Kang Han-Na, Cha Hak-Yeon (‘VIXX’), Son Jong-Hak and Park Won-Sang all attended. Prior to the start of the script reading, director Lee Sang-Yeob stated “The drama series will be bright and fun. I am excited.” The drama series will blend romance with a time travel element.
“Familiar Wife” first airs August, 2018 in South Korea.
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Teaser trailer #3 for movie “Sunset In My Hometown” starring Park Jung-Min and Kim Go-Eun. Movie is directed by Lee Joon-Ik. Story for “Sunset In My Hometown” is a drama involving a young man who returns to his hometown of Byeonsan.
Release date for “Sunset In My Hometown” is now set for July 4, 2018 in South Korea.
Jung Hae-In has been offered the lead male role in new movie “Music Album” (working and literal title). Actress Kim Go-Eun has already received an offer to play the lead female role and she is still considering her offer. Currently, Jung Hae-In is considering his offer. Jung Hae-In just finished starring in JTBC drama series “Something in the Rain” opposite Son Ye-Jin. The upcoming movie will be directed by Jung Ji-Woo. He previously worked with actress Kim Go-Eun in 2012 movie “Eungyo.”
“Music Album” will be released sometime next year in South Korea.
First script reading for movie “My Special Brother” (literal title) took place May 18, 2018 in South Korea. The first script reading featured main cast members Shin Ha-Kyun, Lee Kwang-Soo and Esom. Filming then began on May 23, 2018. The film follows two men who are like brothers, but not blood related. Movie is directed by Yook Sang-Hyo (“He’s On Duty“).
“My Special Brother” will be released sometime next year in South Korea.
Here’s 2 teaser posters for upcoming movie “Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade” starring Gang Dong-Won, Han Hyo-Joo and Jung Woo-Sung. The two teaser posters are of Gang Dong-Won as Im Joong-Kyung. His character is a member of a special police force, but he is agonized over his mission. The caption on the posters states in Korean “Human weapon called Wolf.” Movie is based on anime “Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade” scripted by Mamoru Oshii and the live-action Korean film version is directed by Kim Jee-Woon.
“Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade” is now set for release sometime this July in South Korea.
Song Hye-Kyo has received an offer to play the lead female role in upcoming drama series “Boyfriend” (literal title). Park Bo-Gum has already received an offer to play the lead male role, but has not yet decided whether to accept. Currently, Song Hye-Ko is considering her offer. If she accepts, she will play Cha Soo-Hyun. Her character is the daughter of a politician and she married someone for her father. She is now a divorcee and meets someone while abroad. The drama series is scripted by Yoo Young-A.
“Boyfriend” will first air sometime in the second half of 2018, but exact network has yet to be decided.
Supporting cast announced for live-action film “Nisekoi” starring Kento Nakajima (‘Sexy Zone’), Ayami Nakajo and Natsumi Ikema. Now cast in supporting roles are Yuta Kishi (‘King ＆ Prince’), Daigo (‘BREAKERZ’), Haruka Shimazaki, Marika Matsumoto, Kaede Aono and Hana Kawamura. The film is based on manga series “Nisekoi” by Naoshi Komi and follows two high school students whose parents lead rival yakuza groups. For “Nisekoi,” Yuta Kishi will play Shu Maiko. He is friends with Raku Ichijo (Kento Nakajima). Daigo will play the bodyguard of Chitoge Kirisaki (Ayami Nakajo) and Haruka Shimazaki will play Marika Tachibana. She has liked Raku Ichijo since she was little.
“Nisekoi” will be released December 21, 2018 in Japan.
Lim Soo-Hyang and Cha Eun-Woo (‘Astro’) are cast for lead roles in JTBC drama series “My ID Is Gangnam Beauty.” The drama series is based on webcomic “Nae IDneun Gangnammiin” by Gi Maeng-Gi. For the drama series, Lim Soo-Hyang will play Kang Mi-Rae. She was bullied when she was younger due to her ugly apperance, but she underwent plastic surgery and completely changed. She starts her first year in college. Other students there begin to call her the derogatory name “Gangnam Beauty.” Cha Eun-Woo will play Do Kyung-Seok. He is a college student and popular with the ladies. He graduated from the same middle school as Kang Mi-Rae.
“My ID Is Gangnam Beauty” first airs July, 2018 (takes over JTBC’s Friday and Saturday 11PM time slot after “Sketch“).
Teaser trailer #4 and #5 added for upcoming tvN drama series “Mr. Sunshine” starring Lee Byung-Hun and Kim Tae-Ri. The drama series features an impressive list of supporting actors including Yoo Yeon-Seok, Byun Yo-Han and Kim Min-Jung. Besides ramping up the intrigue factor for the upcoming drama series, teaser trailer #4 and #5 also reveals that “Mr. Sunshine” will first air July 7, 2018 in South Korea (takes over tvN’s Saturday and Sunday 9PM time slot after “Lawless Lawyer“).
Kento Yamazaki is cast for the lead role in Fuji TV drama series “Good Doctor.” The drama series is a remake of 2013 KBS2 drama series “Good Doctor” starring Joo Won and Moon Chae-Won. For the “Good Doctor,” Kento Yamazaki will play Minato Shindo. He has savant syndrome and his memory is genius like, but he difficulty with basic communication with others. Further castings for the drama series will be announced at a later date.
“Good Doctor” first airs July 12, 2018 in Japan.