New cast were announced for Ikuta Toma‘s newest badass movie, “Grasshopper“. As badass as Ikuta is Hey!Say!JUMP‘s Yamada Ryosuke, who will return as an assassin, after he played a student assassin in live adaptation of “Ansatsu Kyoshitsu“.
The movie is based from bestselling novel of Isaka Kotaro that tells the story of once law-abiding teacher named Suzuki (Ikuta) who joined a criminal organization, Reijou, to avenge his lover. Suzuki will meet two different assassins, the knife-wielding Semi (Yamada) and suicide-driven Kujira (Asano Tadanobou), and the story will show how their lives will interlaced.
Asano was earlier mentioned as one of the assassins while the rest of the cast, are: Haru as Suzuki’s fiance, Aso Kumiko as the mystery housewife, Nanao as the yankee celebrity, Uzaki Ryudo as Kujira’s father, Yoshioka Hidetaka, Murakami Jun, Ishibashi Renji, and Kaneko Norihito.
“Grasshopper” will be directed by Takimoto Tomoyuki, the same director whom Ikuta worked with in “Nou Otoko“. Surely, this movie will have loads of action and angst. However, judging from the storyline, it has a bit of “Ouroboros” with all those revenge and so.
“Grasshopper” will hit the theaters on Nov 7th.