Miike Casts Jin's Osawa, Ring's Matsushima, Death Note's Fujiwara
posted on 2012-08-01 23:50 EDT by Kimberly Grace
Variety reported on Tuesday that director Takashi Miike (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney) has cast TV stars Takao Osawa (Jin Minakata in the live-action Jin) and Nanako Matsushima (Reiko Asakawa in Ring) as the leads of his new thriller film Wara no Tate (Shield of Straw). In the film, Osawa and Matsushima will play police officers who are transporting a confessed killer across the country. En route, they must evade bounty hunters out to collect the $12 million bounty on the murderer's head offered by the victim's rich grandfather. Tatsuya Fujiwara (Death Note) will play the killer.
The film we begin shooting August 19.