Ko's wife Hitomi will be played by Hirosue Ryoko who he met while working at the hotel. The Japanese ambassador Kuraki Kazuya will be played by Nishida Toshiyuki while the translator Furuta Seiichi will be played by Okura Koji. Kato Shigeaki will play a diplomat Eguchi Satoru while Takenaka Naoto will play the French chef Murakami Shinzo who was Ko's boss at the hotel.
Filming started on 1 Nov.
Source: Oricon / Cinema Today / Natalie