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Jin Akanishi clinches Hollywood movie role

09:52 JST April 15, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Johnny’s talent Jin Akanishi will be Keanu Reeves’ best friend on screen in the upcoming Hollywood movie “47RONIN“, reports Sponichi Annex and Cinema Cafe.net on April 14.

The well-known Japanese story takes place in the 18th century where a group of samurai avenge their leader’s honor by plotting to kill the man responsible for their master’s ritual suicide.  Reeves will play the main character, and Akanishi will play his best friend.  Other Japanese cast members include Ko Shibasaki, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tadanobu Asano, and Rinko Kikuchi.

It has been reported Akanishi auditioned for the role and impressed casting directors with his English and confidence in taking on the film’s action sequences.

“The theme in 47RONIN is one which is important to all Japanese people and now it’s going to be a huge Hollywood film.  I’m very excited to be involved with this project, and it’s going to be in 3D.  I feel fulfilled knowing that I get to work on a worldwide project with amazing actors like Keanu.  I want to keep my own mentality intact, move forward without changing who I am, and be able to work in a world with no borders with music and acting,” Akanishi said.

Shooting for “47RONIN” began in March, and is currently being filmed in Hungary.  Scenes are also scheduled to be shot in London and Japan.

The film will be released in Japan in December 2012.

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  1. joan
    20:36 JST April 15, 2011 at 8:36 PM

    dear, it’s December 2012 🙂

    • joan
      22:29 JST April 15, 2011 at 10:29 PM

      what i meant is this: The film will be released in Japan in December 2011. 😉

      • 01:25 JST April 16, 2011 at 1:25 AM

        @joan:

        Oops, thanks.
        I should really stop writing posts during work :p

        Momo xoxo

  2. nadie
    20:43 JST April 15, 2011 at 8:43 PM

    ciao,
    Thank you,
    I do not particularly like Akanishi,
    especially as an actor,
    but congratulations

    • 01:26 JST April 16, 2011 at 1:26 AM

      @nadie:

      Lol, don’t worry, I haven’t seen Akanishi act too much.
      But good for him 🙂

      Thanks for coming by again!

      Momo xoxo

  3. Ginger
    10:11 JST April 19, 2011 at 10:11 AM

    stoked like crazy for Jin Akanishi’s first Hollywood movie, the first of many more I hope. And ronin Jin is gonna be awesome! thanks for sharing.

    • 17:53 JST April 19, 2011 at 5:53 PM

      @Ginger:

      You’re welcome 🙂

      I wish Jin all the best for his role as well. No doubt he’ll learn a lot of new things!

      Momo xoxo

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