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News bites: September 29, 2022

News bites: September 29, 2022

  • Lee Dong-wook (Bad and Crazy) is on the casting table for A Good Man (roughly translated), a heartwarming comedy that follows the ups and downs of a man who is just trying to take care of his family, job, and the love of his life. The one tiny little problem is that he’s also the heir to a family of mobsters, dating back three generations. With scripts by Kim Woon-kyung (Yoo-na’s Street) and filmmaker Song Hae-sung (Boomerang Family) at the helm, filming is scheduled to start early next year once casting has been finalized. [YTN]
  • Youth drama Sajangdol Mart (roughly translated) announced their main lineup and the fresh-faced cast includes: Lee Shin-young (Rookie Cops), EXO’s Xiumin, Monsta X’s Hyung-won (Fly, Again), Choi Jung-woon (The Empire) , Choi Won-myung (Greasy Melo), Lee Se-ohn (Jang-geum, Oh My Grandma), and Kim Sha-na. In a story about an idol group who open a shop together after disbanding, PD Lee Yoo-yeon is attached to direct with writing by Jang Kyung-rim. [News1]

Clockwise: Lee Shin-young, EXO’s Xiumin, Monsta X’s, Hyung-won, Kim Sha-na, Lee Se-ohn, Choi Won-myung, and Choi Jung-woon

  • Lee Sang-yi (Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha) and Bae Da-bin (It’s Beautiful Now) have been added to the cast of Han River, joining Kwon Sang-woo (Curtain Call). Delving into the day-to-day work of the police force, the crime procedural is currently in the planning stages with PD Kim Sang-chul heading the production team. [Xports News]
  • Kim So-hyun (Love Alarm 2) has been cast in a new webtoon adaptation called Is It a Coincidence (roughly translated), playing an animation production PD who is scared of love. The romance is set to start filming later this year, with scripts penned by Park Geu-ro and PD Song Hyun-wook (Golden Spoon, The King’s Affection) as the talent behind the camera. [News1]

  • New character posters have been released for TVING’s upcoming drama Bargain. Starring Jin Seon-gyu (Through the Darkness), Jeon Jong-seo (Money Heist Korea: Joint Economic Area), and Jang Ryul (Golden Spoon), the disaster-thriller will be premiering next month on October 28. [News1]
  • The first promos are out for Disney+’s Connect, unveiling new character stills of Jung Hae-in (Snowdrop), Go Kyung-pyo (Love in Contract), and Kim Hye-joon (Inspector Koo). Directed by Japanese filmmaker Takashi Miike (The Great Yokai War: Guardians), the mystery-thriller will be featured at the Busan International Film Festival in October, before releasing to a wider audience this coming December. [MBC]

  • Disney+ released their first poster for Casino, showcasing leads Choi Min-shik (In Our Prime), Sohn Seok-gu (My Liberation Notes), and Lee Dong-hwi (SF8). Written and directed by Kang Yoon-sung (Long Live the King, The Outlaws), the crime-action will be coming to our screens in November. [News1]


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