Monday, July 5, 2010

Ryuhei Matsuda and Eita star in new film by Tatsushi Omori

by Chris MaGee

It was only a short time ago that Tatsushi Omori, brother of actor Nao Omori and son of butoh dancer and actor Akaji Maro, released his sophomore film "Kenta to Jun to Kayo-chan no Kuni (A Crowd of Three)". That film, which told the story of two young juvenile delinquents who hit the road to visit their brother who's in prison, starred Shota Matsuda as one of the two young men. Now word comes via Tokyograph that Shota's older brother Ryuhei Matsuda will be starring in Omori's third feature film.

Titled "Mahoro Ekimae Tada Benrikan" the film, based on a novel by Shion Miura, follows the life of a young benriya, or odd jobs person, working in suburban Tokyo and his assistant, an old highschool friend. The main caharcter of the odd jobs person will be portrayed by "Dear Doctor" and "Toad's Oil" star Eita (above right), while the benriya's assitant will be played by Ryuhei Matsuda (above left). The two actors have starred opposite each other many times before, most notably in Toshiaki Toyoda's high school drama "Blue Spring" and prison break film "9 Souls", as well as Yoshihiro Nakamura's "The Foreign Duck, the Native Duck, and God in a Coin Locker".

Shooting on "Mahoro Ekimae Tada Benrikan" starts shortly and is slated for a japanese theatrical release in the spring of 2011.

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