Tamaki Hiroshi joins Yakusho Koji in Yamamoto Isoroku film
Tamaki Hiroshi (31) will play a key role in the big-budget movie “Rengo Kantai Shirei Chokan: Yamamoto Isoroku,” it has been revealed. The movie, which was announced in May, stars Yakusho Koji (55) as Yamamoto Isoroku, the commander-in-chief of Japan’s Combined Fleet during the attack on Pearl Harbor in World War II.
Tamaki is taking on the part of Shindo, a reporter at a newspaper called the Tokyo Nippou. At the time of the war, newspapers held a huge amount of influence, and the prevailing opinion was to go to war against the United States. However, Shindo meets Yamamoto for an interview, and as he listens to Yamamoto’s desire to avoid a war with the United States, he changes his own mind and becomes conflicted about his stance on the war.
Kagawa Teruyuki (45) will play Shindo’s boss at the Tokyo Nippou. Other reporters are being played by Masuoka Toru (54) and Hakamada Yoshihiko (37). Seto Asaka (34) will play the proprietress of a small restaurant that the reporters frequent, and Tanaka Lena (31) is a dancer who is another one of the restaurant’s regular customers.
“Rengo Kantai Shirei Chokan: Yamamoto Isoroku” opens in theaters on December 23, 2011.