Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Ken'ichi Matsuyama goes English-language with "Lost Memory"

by Chris MaGee

Here's some good news for fans of "Death Note" and "Detroit Metal City" star Ken'ichi Matsuyama. He and "Always: Sunset on Third Street" actress Maki Horikita will both be making their English-language acting debuts in "Lost Memory," an upcoming film from director Hans Canosa who previously helmed the 2005 Helena Bonham Carter film "Conversations with Other Women". "Lost Memory" will tell the story of a girl (Horikita) who has four years of memories wiped out after she slips and falls down a flight of stairs. As she recovers she falls in love with a young man (Matsuyama). Even though the film, being produced by Aoi Promotion, takes place in Japan it will be set in an international school, thus most of the dialogue between Matsuyama and Horikita being in English. It'll be interesting to see how this one comes out. "Conversations with Other Women" snagged a slew of awards including best actress nods for Bonham Carter at both the Tokyo International Film Festival and the Evening Standard British Film Awards.

Thanks to Variety Asia Online for the details on this.

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