Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Yukihiko Tsutsumi's "Beck" gets a Pocky Princess as its leading lady

by Chris MaGee

Back in December news came out about how the current spokesperson for Pocky candy, or as she is affectionately known "The Pock Princess", Shiori Kutsuna (above) was getting her big acting break by starring in Yuichi Sato's upcoming thriller "Shugotenshi". Now it looks like the 16-year-old Princess will be getting an even bigger acting break, this time as the female lead in Yukihiko Tsutsumi's live-action adaptation of Harold Sakuishi's manga "Beck."

The film will tell the story of the fictional band Beck as its members struggle on the road to stardom. 25-year-old actor Hiro Mizushima has already been announced to play the role of Beck's lead singer Ryusuke Minami, but now it looks like Kutsuna will be playing Minami's little sister Maho who becomes involved with the bands guitarist Yukio "Koyuki" Tanaka (Takeru Sato).

Don't these Beck guys know that as soon as women come into the picture a band goes south? I mean look at The Beatles. And the lead singer's baby sister?! Dude! That's not cool! Well... we'll see if Beck can survive a romance in its midst in the fall of 2010 when "Beck" is scheduled to be released in Japanese theatres. Thanks to Tokyograph for this news item.

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