Weekly News Update: February 10, 2013 to February 16, 2013

CELEBRITY NEWS

Im Joo Hwan (What’s Up) and Kim Jae Wook (Mary Stayed Out All Night) will both be discharged from the military soon. 

DRAMA NEWS

Updates on Nine: Nine Time TravelsZE:A‘s Park Hyung Sik will play Lee Jin Wook’s college-age counterpart after he leaps into the past.

All About My Romance is lost its THIRD potential leading lady, Han Hye-jinLee Min-jung (Big) is rumored to take over the role. On the lighter side of things, they’ve confirmed Park Hee-soon (The Client) as a second lead. He’ll play a prosecutor turned aide to the heroine, who’s a rookie parliamentarian.

MOVIE NEWS

Kim Jung-hoon (I Need Romance) takes the lead role in Wild Dogs as a reporter “who lives his life like a makjang.” His character happens upon a village and starts digging up that village’s secrets. Wild Dogs will begin filming later this month and aims for a release in the latter half of the year. After shooting wraps on the film, Kim plans to head back to dramaland for his next series.

Uhm Tae-woong is set to appear in Top Star, which is perhaps most notable for the fact that it is the directorial debut for Park Joong-hoon—an actor—who also wrote the screenplay. Kim Min-joon (Romance Town, Friend Our Legend) has also joined the cast, though little is available about his role or storyline. Top Star will begin filming in March.

Friend 2 will be a story spanning three generations: Yoo Oh-sung (Faith) will play his original character, Joo Jin-mo (Coffee) will play his father in the past, and the yet-to-be-cast young actor will play Jang Dong-gun’s son in the present. Director Kwak Kyung-taek is helming the sequel and so far using familiar actors.  Friend 2 starts shooting this spring.

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