Actress Sugisaki Hana has been cast in '99.9 Keiji Senmon Bengoshi -THE MOVIE-' that's scheduled to open in theaters this winter.
This is the movie adaptation of the popular drama '99.9 Keiji Senmon Bengoshi,' which aired its first season in 2016 followed by its second season in 2018. Matsumoto Jun and Kagawa Teruyuki played the role of two lawyers Miyama Hiroto and Sada Atsuhiro, who pursue the truth for the 0.1% out of Japan's 99.9% conviction rate.
Sugisaki is the third heroine in this series following Eikura Nana (first season) and Kimura Fumino (second season). She will take on the role of a new lawyer named Kouno Honoka who meets Miyama while in charge of her first criminal case. Although they come into conflict with each other, she ends up pursuing the truth for the 0.1% with them.
On her upcoming role, Sugisaki commented, "It's a work that I had originally watched and loved. There was a part of me that wanted to participate on its set, so I was very happy when I received this offer. I do feel nervous about joining a team that's spent many years together, but I will do my best to have fun and understand the tempo and temperature of '99.9' in my own way."