Helter Skelter's Live-Action Film Trailer Streamed

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Adaptation of Okazaki's Helter Skelter psychological manga to open on July 14

Jiji Press uploaded a behind-the-scenes clip and full-length trailer of Mika Ninagawa's Helter Skelter live-action film on Friday.

Based on Kyoko Okazaki's award-winning Helter Skelter manga, the film stars Erika Sawajiri (SHINOBI - Heart Under Blade, 1 Liter of Tears drama series) as Ririko, a model who underwent extensive plastic surgery to attain her beauty. The clinic who performed Ririko's surgeries goes under investigation for questionable business practices, and Ririko's body starts to deteriorate. As the model's prominence in the entertainment industry begins to falter, so does her sanity.

Other members of the cast include Nao Omori as the prosecutor Makoto Asada, Shinobu Terajima as Ririko's manager Michiko Hata, Gou Ayano, Kiko Mizuhara as Kozue Yoshikawa, Hirofumi Arai, Anne Suzuki, Susumu Terajima, Kaori Momoi as Hiroko Tada, Shou Aikawa, Mieko Harada as Hisako Wachi, and Yosuke Kubozuka as Takao Nanbu. Ayumi Hamasaki's 2001 track "evolution" was chosen as the film's theme song.

The film will premiere in Japan on July 14.

[Via Nippon Cinema]

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