[news] Japanese actor Takenaka Naoto joins 'Domangja s1' cast


Veteran Japanese actor Takenaka Naoto is the latest actor to join the A-list cast of the upcoming KBS2 TV series "Domangja s1," according to a press release by the show's producer on Tuesday.

The actor will be playing the role of Hiroki, who wields his powers in the Japanese political and business world by day and in the Yakuza world by night.

So far, the star-studded line-up for the romantic comedy-intelligence action drama includes multi-talented entertainer Rain and Lee Na-young in the lead roles with Daniel Henney, Lee Jung-jin and Kong Hyung-jin playing supporting characters.

Filming for "Domangja s1," about a hefty sum of money popping up sixty years after it disappeared in times of the Korean War, will take place in various Asian cities including Tokyo, Osaka, Yokohama, Shanghai, Beijing, Macau and Hong Kong.

The series will be directed by noted television producer Kwak Jung-hwan and written by Chun Sung-il, the duo behind the recent hit TV series "The Slave Hunters" earlier this year.

Takenaka Naoto, 54, who is also an accomplished comedian, director and singer, has appeared in numerous television dramas and films to date.

Some of his best-known works include films "Shall We Dance?" (1996), "Waterboys" (2001) and "Nodame Cantabile" (2006), where he played an eccentric German conductor.

"Domangja s1" will premiere in Korea around late September.

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Source: asiae.co.kr