As for the role of Daisuke, he will be played by Takeuchi Ryoma who was seen in last September's TV Asahi drama "Kamen Rider Drive". This will be the second time that he is working with Tsuchiya since last autumn's TBS drama "Shitamachi Rocket". Although Takeuchi earned a special referral to enter university with his soccer skills, this will be his first attempt at baseball and he will cut his hair short for the filming. In addition, Tsubasa's buddy in the band Mizushima Aki will be played by Hayama Shono who played Tsuchiya's younger brother in the NHK morning drama "Mare".
Filming for the movie begins in April and the director will be Miki Takahiro.