Mimi Steinbauer’s Radiant Films International is in talks with buyers at the Efm and UTA Independent Film Group handles North American rights.
Kubozuka stars in a key role in Martin Scorsese’s upcoming potential awards season contender Silence opposite Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, and Liam Neeson. He also starred in Japanese hit Go.
Rita Hayworth With A Hand Grenade centres on a Second World War war photographer who is shot down and stranded on a South Pacific island where she embarks on an extraordinary 30-year friendship with a marooned Japanese soldier.
Robert Graf, who served as executive producer on Berlinale opener Hail, Caesar!, produces the film. Director Sloane U’Ren is expected to begin shooting in the autumn from a screenplay by Antony Neely.
“Yōsuke is one of Japan’s most exciting and well known