Nishikido goes from samurai to pastry chef in “Chonmage Purin”
Director Yoshihiro Nakamura (“Golden Slumber,” “Team Batista no Eikou”) is working on his next film, based on a novel by newspaper reporter-turned-author Gen Araki. Titled “Chonmage Purin,” the movie will star NEWS member Ryo Nishikido (25) in his first big screen role.
“Chonmage Purin” is a strange tale about a young samurai from the Edo period named Kijima Yasube (Nishikido) who slips through time, winding up in the present day. He meets a single mother (Rie Tomosaka) and her 6-year-old son, and through this encounter, he becomes a popular pastry chef.