Inoue Mao & Ayano Go to co-star in Minato Kanae's "Shirayuki Hime Satsujin Jiken"
Many of Minato's works have already been adapted for the small and big screen, such as the highly successful "Kokuhaku" ("Confessions") in 2010. "Shirayuki Hime Satsujin Jiken" (lit. "Murder of Snow White") was published in 2012 and will be turned into film by director Nakamura Yoshihiro ("Golden Slumber"). It depicts the story of a plain woman named "Jouno Miki" (Inoue) who is being suspected of having slaughtered her beautiful colleague who entered the company at the same time as her.
TV director "Akahoshi Yuji" (Ayano) wants to uncover the truth behind the suspect and interviews her colleagues, classmates, the people from her home town, her family, and everyone with a relation to Jouno Miki. Each of them have something new and astonishing to say about her. The gossip about her begins to rapidly increase thanks to the sensational mass media, heated discussion on social platforms and word of mouth. Who is this Jouno Miki? Is she the atrocious witch everyone assumes her to be? Soon the gossip turns into fear..
It's the first time for Inoue and Ayano to work together and the first time for both of them to work together with film director Nakamura. Inoue revealed that she is very happy and grateful about this chance, because she has always wanted to work together with them. She said, "When I was told that only Inoue-san can play such a plain and boring woman, I didn't really know how to feel, but somehow it made me feel strangely grateful and boosted my confidence. I'm looking forward to experience the terror she goes through for the first time myself as well and enjoy myself to the fullest while portraying this plain woman."
Ayano commented, "Director Nakamura is known for raising the bar when it comes to exciting films. Just how far can you go to depict Minato's world view? You simply cannot resist the anxiety and the thrill (of her works). I'm very thankful for getting to work together with Nakamura's staff and such a great cast."
Minato herself expressed, "Gossip creates more gossip and everything ends with an unthinkable conlusion. It's scary but interesting. I hope you'll enjoy such a story. After this, you might think twice before making your next Tweet."
Director Nakamura stated, "People tend to have a side to them that is full of evil intentions. I'll make sure to depict this side as frightful as possible. In any case, I'm really grateful to Inoue and Ayano for accepting the offers to play a dull woman and a shallow man respectively. Most people turn down the offers for such roles."
"Shirayuki Hime Satsujin Jiken" is slated for a release in spring 2014.
Source: Mantan-Web, Cinema Today
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