“Thirteen Assassins” revealed

Takashi Miike’s remake of “Thirteen Assassins” (“Juusan-nin no Shikaku”) that was announced in May now has its main cast revealed. The titular group of thirteen killers will be led by actor Koji Yakusho (53).

The original 1963 film was directed by Eiichi Kudo and starred Chiezo Kataoka as the assassins’ leader Shimada Shinzaemon. Yakusho will take over the role of Shinzaemon. The rest of the assassins are being played by Hiroki Matsukata, Yusuke Iseya, Takayuki Yamada, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Arata Furuta, Ikki Sawamura, Sousuke Takaoka, Yuma Ishigaki, Masataka Kubota, Seiji Rokkaku, Kazuki Namioka, and Koen Kondo.

Filming started on July 5 in Yamagata and is scheduled to continue until as late as September. The movie is set to open in theaters next year.

Source:
Sankei Sports

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