Yōsuke Kubozuka joins Elizabeth Banks in 'Rita Hayworth'

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Yōsuke Kubozuka joins Elizabeth Banks in 'Rita Hayworth'
Exclusive: Rising Japanese lead actor Yosuke Kubozuka will star opposite Elizabeth Banks in the drama Rita Hayworth With A Hand Grenade.

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
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