Wednesday, June 18, 2008

"East of Eden", Song Seung-heon, Lee Da-hae, and Yeon Jeong-hoon confirmed cast

Actor Yeon Jeong-hoon has decided on MBC drama "East of Eden" as his comeback work after being released from the army. His management company officially announced his participation in "East of Eden" following Song Seung-heon and Lee Da-hae.

His management company, J-Tune, revealed on the 4th that Yeon Jeong-hoon signed the contract and will start filming. There was as much interest for the cast as for the blockbuster that drew 25 billion won in investment.

When Yeon Jeong-hoon, who had been going back and forth about his participation, decided to sign, the filming officially began. Until now, they have been filming the younger actors for "East of Eden".

"East of Eden" is a story about the twisted fate and revenge of two men who were born in the same hospital. Yeon Jeong-hoon plays Dong-hoon, an attorney who must live his life with a backward fate. The main character, Dong-chul, is played by top star Song Seung-heon. Lee Da-hae plays the female lead, who shakes the relationship between the two men.

Lee Yeon-hee and Han Ji-hye complete the main cast.

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Sunday, June 08, 2008

"Yi San" the next Hallyu character following "Dae Jang Geum"

Although MBC "Yi San" hasn't finished yet, it will air on GTV in Taiwan on the 22nd during prime time, from 9 pm to 10 pm. It is already showing signs of being the next Hallyu work.

According to MBC, GTV has said, "In 2004, "Dae Jang Geum" had record views even higher than those of Taiwanese dramas. It will be the same for "Yi San", which is also a work of Director Lee Byeong-hoon".

On the 21st, twelve reporters from China and Taiwan visited the set of "Yi San" by the invitation of the International Culture Industry Exchange Foundation.

One reporter from a daily Chinese newspaper said, "I'm a fan of "My Name is Kim Sam-soon". Compared to Chinese actors, Korean actors are excellent in portraying details and have various facial expressions and bodily movements. I've seen Park Eun-hye and Han Ji-min acting".

"Yi San" has signed contracts with Taiwan's GTV, Japan's MICO, Thailand's Golden Network, Singapore's Innoform, and Turkey's TRT, and it is showing potential to be another Hallryu work.

"Yi San" has five episodes left, and "When It's At Night" starring Kim Seon-ah and Lee Dong-geon will air.

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