KimuTaku, Lee Byung Hun, Shawn Yue in English movie…

WOW!  This English movie has many casts – international ones. There’s Japanese, Korean, Chinese and some Hollywood actors!

I never heard him speak English before so O_O don’t know what’s his English standard is. Same with LBH. Guess they teamed up again, 😛

With a major domestic film about to be released in a few weeks, SMAP’s Kimura Takuya (34) had some other big news this week. In what will be his first appearance in an English-language movie, he has been named to an all-star international cast for the latest project by renowned Vietnamese-French director Anh Hung Tran (44). “I Come With the Rain”, Tran’s first movie in eight years, stars Josh Hartnett (29) as former L.A. cop turned private eye, Kline. Hired to find Shitao (Kimura), the son of a Chinese billionaire, he travels to Hong Kong where he teams up with an old friend and local cop (Shawn Yue). His search leads him to the gangster Su Dongpo (Korean star Lee Byung Hun) and his druggie mistress (Tran’s wife, actress Tran Nu Yen Khe). But he is haunted by memories of the serial killer Hasford (Elias Koteas) whose crimes almost drove him insane and made him quit the LAPD. The movie is scheduled to open in the autumn of 2008, with a possible screening at next year’s Cannes Film Festival. Director Tran is best known for 1993’s Academy Award nominee “The Scent of Green Papaya”. Meanwhile Kimura’s “Hero”, the movie version of Fuji TV’s most successful ever drama, hits the big screens on September 8. He is joined by co-star Matsu Takako (30) and a host of major names.

Source: Japan-Zone News


3 thoughts on “KimuTaku, Lee Byung Hun, Shawn Yue in English movie…

  1. Lee ByungHun definitely makes a cool, awesome gangsta again..
    Too bad Daniel Wu backed out coz of leg injury but having Takuya Kimura, Shawn Yue and Josh Hartnett are swoon-worthy enough!. LBH is busy doing two great movies!! yayy!

  2. yeah … he’s really cool in A Bittersweet Life!! and i think he’s also The Bad in the other movie rite? i’ve heard him speaking in english when he received some kind of an international award few years back and he speaks quite well … love his accent!!

  3. uh … the director is the one who did The Scent of Green Papaya!! that is one good movie! i believe this one will be better since there are so many great Asian actors in it! (not really a fan of Hartnett … ).

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