By Kevin Ouellette - June 16, 2012 7:46pm EDT (11 months ago)
Today it was announced that Hiroshi Abe will be starring in an upcoming movie directed by Isao Yukisada titled Before the Vigil (Tsuya no Yoru, literally “Tsuya’s Nights”), which is based on a novel by Naoki Prize-winning author Areno Inoue.
Inoue is the eldest daughter of the late controversial writer Mitsuharu Inoue, subject of Kazuo Hara’s 1994 documentary A Dedicated Life.
This will be the first time Abe has worked with Yukisada, who hasn’t directed a feature film since Parade in 2009.
He’ll play a man named Matsuo who is still in love with his wife Tsuya even though she’s repeatedly had affairs with other men. When Tsuya falls into a coma caused by cancer, Matsuo comes up with the idea to personally notify her past lovers. His subsequent confrontations inject a bit of chaos into their lives as their current lovers, wives, and family members find out about Tsuya for the first time.
Filming of “Before the Vigil” began on June 1 and is expected to wrap in mid-July. It will be released sometime around the start of 2013.
Source: Cinema Today