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Takeuchi Yuko to make Hollywood debut with the film, "HAYABUSA"

April 29, 2011 @ 12:50 pm
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[caption id="attachment_147896" align="aligncenter" width="448" caption="The main cast of "HAYABUSA": Nishida Toshiyuki (left) and Takeuchi Yuko (right)"][/caption]

It was announced today that actress Takeuchi Yuko will be starring in the upcoming film "HAYABUSA", produced by the Hollywood movie studio, 20th Century Fox.

The film is based on the true story of the Japanese unmanned spacecraft "Hayabusa", which returned to Earth last June after 7 years in space. The challenges and struggles of the project will be told in conjunction with the story of Takeuchi's character, a research staff working at the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). Veteran actor Nishida Toshiyuki joins her in the film as her boss.

Takeuchi told the press, "Just as the return of 'Hayabusa' after 7 years moved many people, I would be happy if this (film) can become the dream and hope of Japan. "

Nishida added, "There is a widespread negative image about Japan (right now) because of the earthquake and nuclear problems, so I want people to remember through this film that Japan has world leading scientific technology... I want Japan to recall last year's touching emotions and gain back (our) honor and pride."

"Hayabusa" will be directed by Tsutsumi Yukihiko, whose past works include "BECK" and "20th Century Boys". Filming will start in May, with the expected release date on October 1st.

Source: Mantan Web

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