Monday, February 27, 2017

Supporting cast lineup announced for new movie "Sandome no Satsujin"

The supporting cast lineup for new movie "Sandome no Satsujin" (The Third Murder) directed by Koreeda Hirokazu and starring Fukuyama Masaharu and Yakusho Koji was announced. The movie is based on Koreeda's original script about the psychological drama between an elite lawyer played by Fukuyama who values winning over everything and a murderer played by Yakusho. The story which is from Shigemori's (Fukuyama) perspective, talks about how he takes on the case of Misumi (Yakusho) who is on trial for murder despite the low odds of winning the case. As he interacts with Misumi, Shigemori starts to realise how unconvincing Misumi's motive for killing is and stands to wonder if the latter is the true murderer.

Hirose Suzu who appeared in another Koreeda movie "Umimachi diary" previously, will be playing the murder victim's daughter Yamanaka Sakie while Saito Yuki will be playing the victim's wife Mitsue. Yoshida Kotaro will be playing Settsu Daisuke who works on the case together with Shigemori and Mitsushima Shinnosuke will be playing a young lawyer Kawashima Teru who belongs to the same law firm as Shigemori. Matsuoka Izumi will be Hattori Akiko, an admin staff in the law firm while Ichikawa Mikako will be the prosecutor Shinohara Kazuki and Hashizume Isao will be Shigemori's father Akihisa who was the judge for Misumi's case 30 years ago.

The movie will be shown in cinemas from September this year.

Source: Sanspo

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