Tran Anh Hung's screen adaptation of the Haruki Murakami bestseller "Norwegian Wood" now has a cast. Kenichi Matsuyama (24) has been chosen to play the lead as the college student Toru Watanabe, while Rinko Kikuchi (28) plays his emotionally troubled lover Naoko.
The story's heroine, a lively young woman named Midori, will be played by ViVi fashion model Kiko Mizuhara (18) in her very first acting role. "Norwegian Wood" follows Toru's relationships with these two very different women, as well as his dealing with the death of a friend.
The movie starts shooting next month, though the scheduled release isn't until autumn 2010.
Friday, May 15, 2009
'Norwegian Wood' Has Its Leads
The tokyograph has revealed the actors that will appear in Tran Anh Hung’s adaptation of Haruki Murakami’s classic Norwegian Wood as its leads.