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Drama Casting & News
News bites: August 1, 2015
by | August 1, 2015 | 42 Comments
The production team for Jang Young-shil really wanted Song Il-kook (Fermentation Family), and they finally got him. Song will play the titular character in KBS’s upcoming winter sageuk. Production had to coordinate with the team at Superman Returns, the variety show that Song and his triplets are staples of, but the two parties were eventually able to come... More »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: July 26, 2015
by | July 26, 2015 | 19 Comments
Lee Joon (Heard It Through the Grapevine) has confirmed Key of Life with Yoo Hae-jin, the Japanese remake movie about a struggling actor and a mobster who switch lives. Yoo plays the gangster who is able to leave the underworld by pretending to be an actor, while Lee has signed on as the struggling thespian who gets mistaken... More »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: July 19, 2015
by | July 19, 2015 | 14 Comments
Kang Ye-won, Lee Sang-yoon Lee Sang-yoon (Liar Game) has been cast opposite Kang Ye-won (Bad Guys) in the thriller Come To See Me. Production on the film began this past week, and Lee plays a PD of a newly developed news program. He investigates a fiery incident for the pilot episode, and Kang plays the lone survivor... More »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: July 12, 2015
by | July 12, 2015 | 22 Comments
Choi Siwon, Jo Soo-hyang SuJu’s Siwon is transforming himself into a producer. Together with EnterMedia Pictures, he’s secured the U.S. and Asian film rights to the 2011 webtoon Interview. EnterMedia Pictures was the company responsible for the U.S. remakes of You From Another Star and Good Doctor (though those projects were shelved or weren’t picked... More »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: July 5, 2015
by | July 5, 2015 | 21 Comments
Hyun Woo, Do Ji-han, Park Yoo-hwan Hyun Woo (Gap-dong) is positively considering a reunion with director Kim Seok-yoon and the writing duo behind the upcoming webtoon adaptation of Awl (he worked on both the recent Detective K movie and I Live in Cheongdam-dong with them). In the story about blue-collar workers who were unjustly let... More »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: June 27, 2015
by | June 27, 2015 | 39 Comments
Oh Ji-ho, Jeon Hyo-sung, Ha Yeon-joo The return of Ghost-Seeing Detective Cheo-yong has secured a time slot. In its first season, the show scored the second best viewership of all OCN’s original programming, and thus Oh Ji-ho has been brought back to reprise his role as an officer with an unusual talent. Now that his... More »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: May 9, 2015
by | May 9, 2015 | 50 Comments
Jung Il-woo, Kwak Dong-yeon Aww, this movie sounds cute, but what is it about Korean men being cast as C-level executives of IT companies in Chinese movies? In Rise of a Tomboy, Jung Il-woo (Records of a Night Watchman) will play the CEO of an IT firm, who’s very pragmatic on the job but who,... More »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: May 2, 2015
by | May 2, 2015 | 37 Comments
Yunho, Kim Ga-eun The upcoming web-to-cable drama I’ll Take a Serving of You has cast Yunho of DBSK (Records of a Night Watchman) and Kim Ga-eun (Sincere Min Deul-le, Age of Feeling) as the leads. Based on the same-named web novel, the plot revolves around a romance that develops at a small shop that makes... More »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: April 25, 2015
by | April 25, 2015 | 32 Comments
Jung Yong-hwa (Three Musketeers) will be the first Korean actor to make a guest appearance on the popular Chinese web sitcom Diors Man. The cameo’s already been filmed in a Beijing nightclub, and in it, he plays the friend of Da Peng (the variety show host famous for emulating Conan O’ Brien). Stars such as... More »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: April 18, 2015
by | April 18, 2015 | 70 Comments
Suzy Bae Suzy (Gu Family Book) is considering an offer to co-star with Zhang Han (Chinese version of Boys Over Flowers) in a historical Chinese drama called Silk Night (the literal translation is “silk garments night travel,” a phrase used to describe a situation in which one succeeds, but no one recognizes the achievement). The... More »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: April 11, 2015
by | April 11, 2015 | 58 Comments
While the articles were supposed to be about his cameo in the upcoming film Lucid Dream, I was more struck by the realization that Yoochun (Girl Who Sees Smells) will be heading to the military soon — waaah! He’ll have a bit part in the movie as a character who helps Go Soo, a father... More »