Kou Shibasaki, Yoko Maki, and Shinobu Terajima to star in “Su-chan Mai-chan Sawako-san”

By kevin on March 30, 2012 at 1:21pm EDT

Yoko Maki, Kou Shibasaki, and Shinobu Terajima

Kou Shibasaki, Yoko Maki, and Shinobu Terajima are set to star in a live-action adaptation of Miri Masuda’s popular “Su-chan” manga series.

Titled Su-chan Mai-chan Sawako-san, the movie revolves around three women in their 30s who once worked together at a part-time job. Each try to overcome their worries and self-doubt while living hectic day-to-day lives, but they remain friends throughout it all.

Shibasaki will play Su-chan, a 34-year-old who’s been working at a cafe for about 10 years and has romantic feelings for the manager (Arata Iura, formerly ARATA). Maki will play Mai-chan, a 34-year-old office automation machine manufacturer who is involved in an affair. Terajima will play Sawako, a 39-year-old web designer who lives with her mother and a grandmother who requires nursing care.

Shota Sometani, who recently received the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best New Young Actor at the Venice Film Festival for his performance in Himizu, will play a young cafe worker who has a crush on Su-chan.

Osamu Minorikawa (“Soul Red: Yusaku Matsuda”, “Jinsei, Irodori”) will direct.

“Su-chan Mai-chan Sawako-san” is slated for release in 2013.

Source: Cinema Today

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