Weekly News Updates: July 1, 2012 to July 7, 2012

I was really lazy to get pictures this week but hopefully the amount of news will make up for it.


  • Lee Yu-bi (Vampire Idol) confirmed that she will play the younger sister of Song Joong-ki’s character in Nice Guy. She will play Kang Choco, who ends up falling in love with Jae-gil (Lee Kwang-soo), who is the best friend of Kang Ma-roo (Song Joong-ki).
  • Davichi‘s Kang Min Kyung recently joined the cast of upcoming KBS drama, Haeundae Lovers. She will play Hwang Joo Hee, who is a high school friend of Go So Ra (played by Jo Yeo Jung) as well as a hotel secretary. She’s described as the type of woman who knows she is pretty and uses almost half of her income to pamper herself. There will be a puppy-love relationship with the hotel’s vice president, which will be played by Jung Seok Won.
  • Writer Kim Su-hyun‘s (A Thousand Days’ Promise) new drama is going to be aired on JTBC. Childless Comfort is a pleasant 30 episode weekend family comedy. Producer Jeong Eul-yeong will take charge although the cast hasn’t been confirmed yet. This drama deals with the conflicts a child and parents go through and hopefully it will find a way for children and parents to communicate and resolve things with each other.
  • MBC’s upcoming family Gold, Appear! defines marriage and family and drily defines the bluff and truth of the middle class people. It’s currently securing Choi Myeong-gil (Man of Honor) and Nah Moon-hee (Padam Padam).
  • MBN’s Knock, which is a story about a mask that had been handed down from generation to generation. It will begin some time in August. It will star Seo Woo (If Tomorrow Comes)
  • Another upcoming August drama MBN is Natural Burials, which is about a woman who witnesses her fiancé get brutally murdered by a psychopath who loves her, has short term amnesia and lives with delusion. It will feature Lee Young-ah (Vampire Prosecutor), On Joo-wan (Twelve Men in a Year), Yeon Je-wook (Someone Behind You), and Park Soo-jin (Cupid Factory).
  • SISTAR’s Dasom is cast for the new upcoming sitcom Shut Up Family. She will portray a high school student. The story is about two families that are completely different. One family is perfect in every way while the other is very far from it. The two families become one (probably through marriage) and the sitcom contains the different episodes that happen in their lives. It be broadcast in August.
  • Another one who’ll be joining that Shut Up Family would be sexy ’90s star Lee Bon, who’s set on making a comeback to television after a 14-year hiatus. She will play the role of an aunt on the mom’s side of the family.
  • SBS’s new variety program Table for 100 with Lee Seung Gi will not push through because it lacks the competitive edge. Although Lee Seung Gi won’t be doing Table for 100 anymore, SBS is still eager to have him back for their variety programs.
  • Kim Nam Gil (Bad Guy) who will shortly be discharged from the military, has already been approached with multiple drama offers. One of which is from MBC’s The Secret Lovers, while the other is from KBS’s Woochi. His agency has revealed that he is seriously considering Woochi. Based on the legend of Jeon Woochi, the fusion saeguk is about the descendants of Hong Gil Dong. Jeon Woochi is reportedly accused of killing his master Hong Gil Dong and attempts to catch the real culprit. If he does take on the title role of Woochi, the drama is slated to follow Nice Guy on Wed-Thurs on MBC premiering around November.


  • Park Hyo-joo (The Chaser) has been cast for the movie Cold. She takes on the role of female detective Jo, a colleague of Su Ae’s. She is a infection specialist.
  • Ha Jung Woo (Nameless Gangster) will be appearing in the film The Way Home which will be directed by Bang Eun Jin. The story is about a wife who ends up in a French prison, after being framed for delivering drugs. If Ha Jung Woo confirms his appearance in the film, he will play the husband who tries to prove her innocence.
  • Kim Rae Won (Thousand Day Promise) just wrapped a movie called Superstar which is about a second-rate self-absorbed musical director who joins a talent show as a mentor. He hopes to use that to gain more directing work, but instead his mentorship of a young child from a mixed ethnic background reignites his own forgotten dreams of pursuing a singing career. The rest of the cast includes Ji Dae HanJo AnKwang Soo, and Lee Sung Min.

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