Chinen can now use those biceps and his athleticism into good use!
Hey!Say!JUMP‘s Chinen Yuri will star alongside Uchimura Teruyoshi for the movie “Kinmedaru otoko” (Gold medal man). This is Chinen’s first leading role.
Last 2011, Uchimura acted in the stage play “The birth of Tokyo Olympic Man”, which he also wrote. This time, aside from writing the directing the movie, Uchimura and Chinen will be playing the same role as the Gold Man, Akita Izumi, who is obsessed in getting the first prize. Chinen will play as the adolescent Akita in the movie.
Uchimura and Chinen are like “father and child” since they’ve worked together in NTV’s “School Kakumei” and Chinen said that he’s excited to learn the art of comedy for this movie. Chinen doing comedy? I gotta see that!
“Kinmedaru otoko” (Gold medal man) will hit the theaters on 2016.