Kyoko Fukada and Kippei Shiina to star in “Love Scenario”
By kevin on June 14, 2010 at 7:48pm EDT
Hard to believe, but popular actress Kyoko Fukada has not had top billing in a film since Mayumi Miyasaka’s “Tenshi”, which was released over 4 years ago. Today comes word that Fukada will be making her return to leading lady status the hard way in Renai Gikyoku: Watashi to Koi ni Ochite Kudasai (English title: Love Scenario), playing a role consisting of 3 distinct parts.
The film is an adaptation of playwright Shoji Kokami’s hit stage play “Renai Gikyoku”, and Kokami himself will direct. Fukuda will play a popular television screenwriter named Mayumi Taniyama and actor Kippei Shiina will play a hapless producer named Mukai in his first purely comedic role.
Taniyama is suffering from writer’s block, so when Mukai enthusiastically asks her to write a script for him, she asks him to fall in love with her.
Fukada’s role is broken down three parts as the story bounces back and forth between fantasy and reality: the real-life screenwriter selfishly abusing a man for her own purposes, the lonely housewife in her script, and the gorgeous woman in the fictional housewife’s script.
“Love Scenario” will begin its gradual nation-wide release in Japan on September 25, 2010.
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