Additional cast members for 'TOKYO VICE,' a HBO Max drama produced by Michael Mann and starring Ansel Elgort, have been announced.
'TOKYO VICE' is inspired by a book written by American journalist Jake Adelstein. Set in Tokyo in the 1990's, the drama revolves around Jake (Elgort), a journalist working for a Japanese publication who digs up scandals in the Tokyo underworld scene. Previously announced cast members include Watanabe Ken and Kikuchi Rinko. Watanabe will play a skilled detective named Katagiri, and Kikuchi will play Maruyama Emiko, a senior reporter of the newspaper company where Jake works.
An additional eleven members have been added to the cast at this time. They include Ito Hideaki as Miyamoto, a detective who maneuvers secretly using his position, Kasamatsu Show as Sato, a member of the Yakuza group Chihara-Kai, and Yamashita Tomohisa as Akira, a popular and charismatic host.
Others include Sugata Shun as Ishida, the leader of Chihara-Kai, Tanida Ayumi as Tozawa, the leader of a Yakuza organization, Hagiwara Masato as Duke, the manager of an upscale hostess club, and Toyohara Kosuke as Baku, Jake's supervisor. Also making appearances are Ito Ayumi, Watanabe Makiko, Itaya Yuka, and Matsuda Miyuki.
'TOKYO VICE' will be distributed on HBO Max in the U.S. in early 2022, then in Japan on WOWOW in spring.