Weekly News Update: September 15, 2013 to September 21, 2013

DRAMA NEWS

  • Warm Words was originally slated in

the timeslot for Suspicious Housekeeper but was delayed to premiere after it on December 2. So far, it has locked the leads Jin Ji Hee (The Great Seer) , Han Hye Jin (Syndrome), and Kim Ji Soo (Love Again). The story will be about a middle-aged couple who fall into a dangerous love. Han Hye-jin is set to play a woman whose lively personality sometimes gets mistaken for immaturity, thought that brightness doesn’t stop her from being disappointed in her husband. Kim Ji-soo (King Geunchogo) has been tapped to play the other female lead and will portray a character who looks innocent on the outside, hiding a calculating personality. She’s married to a successful businessman and is the object of envy, until she discovers her husband’s affair and decides to get closer to the cheating couple. Warm Words is brought to you by the writer Ha Myung-hee (Can We Get Married), and PD Choi Young-hoon (Five Fingers).

  • Heirs‘ premiere date has been pushed back by a week and will air on October 9. There will be a filler episode to fill up the gap after Master’s Sun ends.
  • Inspiring Generation production is running into scheduling difficulties with its overseas shoots and had to request a delay, according to KBS. So they decided to let Pretty Man air in November, pushing back Inspiring Generation to January.

MOVIE NEWS

  • Lee Min-ho (Sword and Flower) and Bae Seul-gi (Night Hospital) has been cast to star in a teen sageuk romantic comedy film called School of Youth. Lee Min-ho plays the smart and well-liked nobleman’s son. His interests lie in humble crafts and technologies which it raises the ire of his parents. While he’s clashing with his parents over his future, he meets Bae Seul-gi, who plays a tough, unladylike girl who’s thought to be ugly. But when she meets the hero she’ll show a bashful side for the first time in her life. The hero will take on in a detective role, as he sets out to find the culprit of a young woman getting assaulted. School of Youth starts shooting in October for a release next year.
  • Jang Hyuk (The Flu) is currently in talks for melo-romance movie titled Strawberry Milk which centers around a high school student who falls in love with a PE teacher. Jang Hyuk will play the teacher while the high school student role still uncast; producers are reportedly searching for the right actress. Though playing Jang Hyuk’s co-worker and college friend is Lee Do-ah, who’ll be a confidante and buddy to our hero. Strawberry Milk will begin filming later this month.
  • Lee Min-ho is headed to the big screen for his first leading film role in PD Yoo Ha’s (A Dirty Carnival) period action-noir titled Gangnam Blues. It is set in 1970s Seoul, when the Gangnam district was just kicking off its real estate and construction boom, with all the shady power plays and corrupt backroom dealings that come with the territory. If he signs on to Gangnam Blues, he’ll begin work on that early next year, soon after Heirs wraps.
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