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Thursday, February 16, 2017

"Dorobo Yakusha" to re-shoot some parts featuring Shimizu Fumika as replacement is being sought

New movie "Dorobo Yakusha" starring Kanjani 8's Maruyama Ryuhei which is scheduled to be screened in November this year, will be re-shooting some parts featuring Shimizu Fumika as her replacement is being decided. Although it is not clear what role Shimizu has in the movie, she participated in the filming from 26 January to 3 February for 7 days but did not attend the filming on 5 February with her agency saying that Shimizu gave the reason that she couldn't make it. On 8 February, she skipped the filming again with the reason that she was down with influenza. It was only until 11 February when the producer saw from Shimizu's Twitter that she was planning a major announcement the following week and her agency informed them that she would no longer be able to continue with the filming as she was retiring and renouncing the world. Shimizu was supposed to be working on this movie until the middle of this month. Due to the change in the cast lineup, filming is expected to end at the end of next month instead. Once the replacement actress has been decided, there will be an announcement made through the media. As for the responsibility of bearing the costs incurred due to the re-filming, negotiations are in progress.

When interviewed, the producer of the movie said that there were no signs of this going to happen because Shimizu had appeared very enthusiastic and positive during the filming so everyone was really shocked about her move.

Sources: Nikkansports / Sponichi

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