Masahiro Nakai chosen for ‘Shellfish’ remake
SMAP member Masahiro Nakai will star in the movie “Watashi wa Kai ni Naritai,” scheduled for release next year. The story deals with a man who unjustly gets sentenced to death as a war criminal.
Also known as “I Want to Be a Shellfish,” the work was originally written as a drama special in 1958, starring Frankie Sakai. The following year, it was turned into a highly-acclaimed feature-length film. It was also later remade as another drama special in 1994, starring George Tokoro.