Naoko Watanabe to play porn actress Mihiro in new biopic

By kevin on May 14, 2010 at 12:57am EDT

Mihiro / Naoko Watanabe

Last May, 27-year-old actress and popular adult video idol Mihiro came out with an autobiographical novel called nude. Now it’s been announced that her book is being turned into a movie.

Following Mihiro’s actual experiences, Naoko Watanabe (25) will star as a young woman named Hiromi who moves from Niigata to Tokyo to pursue her dream of becoming an actress. She’s eventually discovered on the street by an AV scout and decides to enter the adult entertainment industry under the stage name Mihiro against the objections of her boyfriend and others around her.

Mihiro started her career by appearing fully nude in “image videos”, the first of which was appropriately called “Dream: 19-year-old Mihiro”. She began starring in adult videos in 2005 and gained a fair amount of popularity which she’s recently parlayed into roles in non-porn films like Samurai Princess and 8000 Miles. Earlier this year, she announced that she’ll be retiring from AV and nude work entirely as of June, but she also stated she has no regrets and will continue working in other areas of the entertainment industry.

Director Yuichi Onuma (Suicide Manual 2, Maid in Akiba) with begin filming “nude” on May 17th with a release planned for September.

Source: Tokyograph

Update (5/14): Added a few more details

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