News bites: March 21, 2015

News bites: March 21, 2015

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Shim Eun-kyung (Cantabile Tomorrow) has been offered the movie Invented City, and she is considering the project among other offers. The film will be directed by Park Kwang-hyun (Welcome to Dongmakgol) and will be about a man who was framed for a crime and subsequently dreams of revenge. It sounds like more delays might be in store for Fist Fighting, that other film director Park’s been attached to. [Osen]

Su Ae and Joo Ji-hoon have confirmed SBS’s new melodrama Mask, and Yoo In-young (Three Musketeers, You From Another Star) is in final negotiations to join them. Yoo will play a wealthy woman who can have anything she wants, except for the heart of one man. Mask will air after Girl Who Sees Smells in May. [MBN]

Yoo In-young, My Heart Twinkle Twinkle

Given the rough start and the show’s poor ratings, it comes as no surprise that the weekend drama My Heart Twinkle Twinkle has been cut short from 50 to 26 episodes. The finale will air on April 26. [SBS funE]
Cameras are rolling on The Exorcist, the movie based on Shin Jin-oh’s horror novel The Shaman Woman’s Cave. We knew about the casting of Kim Sung-kyun and Yoo Sun, but now we have more info on their characters: Kim’s psychiatrist has psychic powers, and Yoo Sun is an art gallery director who is “unaware of her fate.” (That sounds appropriately ominous.) Cha Ye-ryun (She’s So Lovable) joins the cast as a hot-blooded PD with a passion for mysteries, Kim Hye-sung (High Kick!) plays an apprentice to Kim Sung-kyun, and Chun Ho-jin (Bluebird’s House) rounds out the group as a minister who is trapped by his own faith. All filming will occur in Busan, and The Exorcist has an ambitious release date of this summer. [SBS funE]

Cha Ye-ryun, Kim Hye-sung

Although Lee Jin-wook has declined Hello Monster, Choi Won-young (Kill Me Heal Me) joins the show as a scientist/research expert who is intimately familiar with criminal cases and the current members of the police force. His character sounds like one to watch out for; he had a lonely upbringing without family or friends, and he’s described as a person who is in a position to potentially tamper with evidence. Hello Monster will air on Mondays and Tuesdays after School 2015, which follows Blood. [Joongang]
Lee Elijah (Wonderful Season) has been cast as the friend of the title character Geum-bok (Shin Da-eun) in SBS’s upcoming daily drama, The Return of Hwang Geum-bok. It sounds like a typical daily drama filled with chaebols and birth secrets, and Lee’s character, the daughter of a poor and crass single mother, is described as cold and stoic. She sounds more like a frenemy than a friend, as the challenges of early life have caused her to become ruthlessly determined and full of spite. The Return of Hwang Geum-bok follows Run Jang-mi in June. [Joongang]

Choi Won-young, Lee Elijah

Please Marry My Wife, a popular 2012 Japanese novel written by Higuchi Takuji, is being turned into a Korean film. A source from Cross Productions, who is producing the film, said, “The film rights were secured during the latter half of 2014, and we intend to release the movie during the first half of 2016.” In the book, a man in the final stages of pancreatic cancer has six months to live, and he’ll spend his last days searching for a new partner for his wife, to ensure that she and their son are cared for after his passing. [Osen]
More Misaeng alums have been cast in Missing Noir M, the show that already cast Kang Haneul to play a psychopath in episodes 1 and 2. Park Hae-joon (Chief Chun) and Sohn Jong-hak (Manager Ma) show up for Episodes 3 and 4, and Park will play a man whose children were abducted from him, while Sohn will play an executive at the company where Park works. The show features a genius former FBI agent (Kim Kang-woo) and a 20-year veteran detective (Park Hee-soon) as bickering partners who solve various cases over 10 episodes. Missing Noir M begins March 28 on OCN. [Osen]
Park Hae-joon, Sohn Jong-hak
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