Actor Junpei Mizobata (20) is starring in a new movie by director Hideyuki Katsuki, titled "Kimi ga Odoru, Natsu." The film's female lead will be played by actress Haruka Kinami (24).
The story revolves around the Yosakoi (a style of dance) festival in the Kochi prefecture. Mizobata plays Shinpei, a young man who moves to Tokyo aiming to become a photographer. His ex-girlfriend Kaori (Kinami), left behind in their hometown, learns that her younger sister Sakura (Ayane Omori) has fallen ill with an incurable disease. Sakura's dream is to dance in the Yosakoi festival before her death, and Shinpei ends up having to make a choice between his dreams and his love.
Filming starts later this year. The movie is expected to open in theaters in autumn 2010.