Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Kimura Takuya & Ninomiya Kazunari to star in new movie "Kensatsugawa no Zainin"

Kimura Takuya will be taking on the leading role in the new movie "Kensatsugawa no Zainin" (The sinner on the prosecutor's side) which will be shown in cinemas next year. Joining him in the cast line-up will be Arashi's Ninomiya Kazunari. The movie is based on the 2013 novel by Shizukui Shusuke and will be directed by Harada Masato who offered the roles to the actors in March this year. Filming will begin in July.

The story features Ninomiya as a newbie prosecutor Okino Keiichiro who has a strong sense of justice and is sent to work at the Tokyo Public Prosecutors' Office with an elite prosecutor Mogami Takeshi. When a murder case is assigned to their department, Okino and Mogami develop different views about the case. It is revealed later that the suspect in this case happens to be the same suspect in a murder which had passed its statute of limitations. Mogami is bent on not letting this suspect off the hook again as his inability to put him to justice in the past caused the death of a person who was important to him. This causes Mogami and Okino to clash especially when Mogami tries to overstep his authority as a prosecutor and Okino has reservations about the biased manner in which his senior is conducting the investigation.

Kimura commented that he is excited and honoured to be participating in a Harada production and thinks that it will be fun working with Ninomiya and the rest of the cast. Ninomiya commented that he will have to suppress his excitement and keep a cool head to tackle this role and will depend on Harada's directing and Kimura's leading during the filming.

Sources: Nikkansports / Sanspo / Sponichi

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