Monday, 23 June 2014

KOREEDA HIROKAZU TO ADAPT COMIC KAMAKURA DIARY


After his latest festival hit, Like Father, Like Son, also turned out to be a hit with audiences, Koreeda Hirokazu has become attached to his most high-profile film to date. He'll direct an adaptation of the popular comic Kamakura Diary, which has been serialised in Japan's Flowers magazine since 2007. The story is that of three sisters in Kamakura (Ayase Haruka, Kaho and Nagasawa Masami) whose life together undergoes a change when they are joined by a 13-year-old half-sister. Alongside her well-known co-stars will be Hirose Suzu, a newcomer to film acting in the role of the half-sister. A summer 2015 release is currently on the slate for the film, which takes on a welcome female focus after the male-dominated Like Father, Like Son.