‘Im Shi-wan’


Drama Casting & News
Entourage remake courts Im Shi-wan, Seo Kang-joon to headline
by | February 1, 2016 | 49 Comments
Well, they said that 2016 was the target broadcast for the tvN drama remake of HBO’s Entourage, and they must be serious this time because casting offers are out. The remake project has technically been in the works since 2013, but this is the first time we’re seeing any names announced for the showbiz drama... More »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: January 9, 2016
by | January 9, 2016 | 57 Comments
Jo In-sung, Jung Woo-sung It’s too bad Im Soo-jung declined an offer to play the wife of Jo In-sung in The King, the film about a prosecutor (Jo) and his gangster friend who together will attempt to manipulate a powerful prosecutor sunbae. While the roles of Jo’s wife and neighborhood friend haven’t been filled yet,... More »


Drama Casting & News
2015 MBC Drama Awards
by | December 30, 2015 | 105 Comments
Do you think that if Ji Sung hadn’t been awarded the Daesang at the 2015 MBC Drama Awards, there’d have been actual mutiny? Not that there was much question that he would get it, but MBC has figured out ways to make head-scratcher decisions before. Like, say, suddenly increasing the number of award categories and... More »


Drama Casting & News
2015 Korea Drama Awards
by | October 9, 2015 | 199 Comments
The 8th Korea Drama Festival is coming to a close this weekend in Jinju, and on Friday the 8th, it held its annual Korea Drama Awards. It’s not one of the big awards ceremonies of the year, but since it is one of few that focus on dramas, I’m always curious to see how the... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Crime movie One Line: Lee Jong-seok out, Im Shi-wan in?
by | October 7, 2015 | 29 Comments
I guess this means that Lee Jong-seok passed on the new crime movie One Line, because now Im Shi-wan (Misaeng) is fielding offers to headline the project. Well I can certainly see what image they’re going for in casting the lead. Im is coming off of shoots from his period film Thoughts of Oppa, which... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
51st Baeksang Arts Awards
by | May 26, 2015 | 217 Comments
The Baeksang Arts Awards are back with their 51st installment, awarding prizes in both film and television. Most of the entries were fairly predictable, though the night wasn’t without a few surprise wins. One of the big surprises was variety PD Na Young-seok being named the Daesang winner in the TV category; although I wouldn’t... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Im Shi-wan chooses period film Thoughts of Oppa
by | March 19, 2015 | 24 Comments
It seems like everyone’s been waiting on pins and needles for Im Shi-wan to choose his follow-up project to last year’s hit drama Misaeng. For good reason too, since expectations are high for the idol-actor who turned heads in his big screen debut (The Attorney opposite Song Kang-ho) and then became the mascot of the... More »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: February 28, 2015
by | February 28, 2015 | 38 Comments
Baro (God’s Gift – 14 Days, Answer Me 1994) has his first starring role opposite Lee Mi-yeon (Merchant Kim Man-deok) in a movie short called That’s Not It. Commissioned by W Korea as part of their short film project, the film will show Lee as an actress waiting in anticipation for her secret date in... More »


Celebrity News
Im Shi-wan: “I had to take Misaeng”
by | January 4, 2015 | 103 Comments
Four years after debuting in idol group ZE:A, Im Shi-wan is having his moment: He took the Everyman character of office worker Jang Geu-rae in Misaeng (or Incomplete Life) and turned it into something extraordinary, with a standout performance as the guy almost every viewer could relate to. It wasn’t his first role (he had... More »


Drama Casting & News
2014 MBC Drama Awards
by | December 30, 2014 | 198 Comments
Red carpet time! The year-end station awards are upon us, and MBC is up first with their Drama Awards for 2014. MBC isn’t historically known for making a whole lot of sense when it comes to how they hand out trophies at the end of the year, though to be fair, they’re not the only... More »


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