Friday, February 25, 2011
Kyoko Fukada new film Yoake no Machi de
In January, Kadokawa Pictures announced plans to distribute a film titled "Yoake no Machi de," based on a novel by Keigo Higashino. It has now been learned that the movie will be directed by Setsuro Wakamatsu ("Shizumanu Taiyo," "Whiteout"), featuring Goro Kishitani (46) and Kyoko Fukada (28) in the lead roles.
Higashino is said to have written the novel with inspiration from the Southern All Stars song "LOVE AFFAIR ~Himitsu no Date~." Set in Yokohama, the story revolves around a boss named Watabe (Kishitani) and one of his subordinates named Nakanishi (Fukada). The two have a chance encounter at a batting center, leading to an affair. However, Watabe soon learns that Nakanishi is suspected of murder. Her father's mistress was killed 15 years earlier, and the case is nearing its statute of limitations.
Filming is under way and is scheduled to finish in mid-March. Theatrical release is planned for fall of this year.