Sho Sakurai and Keiko Kitagawa reunite for “Nazotoki wa Dinner no ato de” movie
Fans will get to see Arashi’s Sho Sakurai and actress Keiko Kitagawa on the big screen next year when the “謎解きはディナーのあとで (Nazotoki wa dinner no ato de)” movie comes out, it was announced on June 3, reports Sankei Sports.
The two will reprise their roles as perfectionist, sharp-tongued butler Kageyama and socialite, police officer Reiko. The two had played these roles in the 2011 drama series, and a special drama episode in March.
“I haven’t had many opportunities to play one role so many times so I’m really excited,” Sakurai said.
In the movie, Reiko goes on vacation to Singapore on her family’s luxury cruise ship, called the Princess Reiko, and drags Kageyama with her. While onboard, someone is murdered and the two find themselves trying to solve the case.
It has been reported shooting will take place on Asia’s biggest cruise ship, the SuperStar Virgo, which can hold more than 1800 passengers and 1200 crew. It has more than 900 rooms, restaurants, a casino, movie theatre, gym, and a library to name a few features.
While there will be some studio shoots, it has been reported 80 to 90 per cent of the shoots will be onboard the ship. The production team will do shoots on the cruise ship later this month and in July when they go on board for two four-day cruise trips. On location shoots in Singapore are also being planned.
“It’s a job, but it’s like a dream job because we’re filming on a luxury cruise ship and in Singapore, which is where I’ve always wanted to go,” Sakurai said.
The “謎解きはディナーのあとで (Nazotoki wa dinner no ato de)” is scheduled to be released in 2013.