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She’ll play an original character in the film, a maid named Rin. The role will require Yamamoto to be involved in intense action scenes (involving guns, etc.) for the first time in her career. She reportedly spent two months training before filming began.
Yamamoto, a model for fashion magazine “CanCam”, has seen her popularity continue to rise since appearing as high school girl Risa Iida in Daihachi Yoshida’s more »
Posted 3 days ago by Kevin Ouellette
Based on a Naoki Prize-winning historical novel by Kenichi Yamamoto, the movie stars Ebizo Ichikawa as tea master Sen no Rikyu. After Rikyu is ordered to commit seppuku by Toyotomi Hideyoshi (Nao Omori), his wife So-on (Miki Nakatani) asks him something that causes him to reflect back on his life and a long-held secret.
Rikyu was originally appointed Tea Master under the rule of Oda Nobunaga (Yusuke Iseya). After Oda’s death, Toyotomi keeps Rikyu on as…
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On Tuesday it was announced that Takashi Miike will direct Shin-Yotsuya Kaidan, a new adaptation of one of the most famous Japanese ghost stories of all time. It was also revealed that kabuki actor Ebizo Ichikawa has been cast in the lead role.
This will be the second team-up for Miike and Ichikawa after Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai, which premiered at the 64th Cannes Film Festival in 2011.
Many different adaptations of Tsuruya Nanboku’s original kabuki play Tokaido Yotsuya Kaidan have been made over the years, but Miike’s version promises to bring the story into a…