Mao Inoue stars in “Youkame no Semi” movie adaptation
Actress Mao Inoue (23) has been chosen to star in a movie adaptation of Mitsuyo Kakuta’s popular novel “Youkame no Semi.” Izuru Narushima is directing the film, scheduled for release in 2011.
Inoue plays Erina, a young woman who was abducted as a baby by her father’s mistress Kiwako (Hiromi Nagasaku). Kiwako raises Erina as her own child up until her arrest four years later. Erina grows up but has no place to truly call home, and she ends up carrying on her own affair with a married man and becoming pregnant.