I stand corrected when I say Sosuke Ikematsu has two upcoming high-profile movies. In fact, there are more new projects for this fantastic young actor than some of his more 'famous' contemporaries. Adding more glam and spice to the new movie - a love affair between a young University student and a much-matured lady - is the actress chosen to play the role: Rie Miyazawa. If you've seen The Twilight Samurai, then you know who she is. Apparently, her popularity in Japan goes back many years - when she was both a fashion model and a highly-sought young actress.
Entitled Paper Moon (Kami no Tsuki), the new movie will showcase a sizzling love affair between Ikematsu and Miyazawa who will be working in a film for the first time. Due to their relationship, Miyazawa's character was forced to embezzle money from the bank she is working for to support their expensive lifestyle.
The movie which is based on Naoki Award winner Kakuta Mitsuyo's novel will be Miyazawa's first leading role in a movie in 7 years and her first collaboration with Ikematsu. [ read more ]
It gets tiring to see movies and shows that recycle the age-old plot of Amnesia and Leukemia. So an illicit affair between a young man and a much-older woman would be rather refreshing. The fact that it stars exceptional talents is more than enough to whet our collective appetite!