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Kite Anime's Umetsu: Live-Action Film Casts Lead Actress

posted on by Jennifer Sherman

Yasuomi Umetsu revealed on his official blog on December 19 that the lead actress for the live-action film adaptation of his original Kite anime has been cast. Umetsu said he could not reveal the name of the actress yet.

The Mezzo anime creator also said that he was half joking, but he might have made an appearance in the film. He discussed the role with producers, but because of time constraints and the filming location in South Africa, he has given up on the role. The cast will include actor Samuel L. Jackson (Jungle Fever, Pulp Fiction, The Avengers).

Umetsu also confirmed that David R. Ellis (Shark Night 3D, Cellular, the sequels Final Destination 2 and The Final Destination, Snakes on a Plane, Asylum) will direct, and filming is scheduled to start at the beginning of this year.

Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip.

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