Satoshi Tsumabuki (29) and Kenichi Matsuyama (25) will co-star in a new movie from director Nobuhiro Yamashita ("Linda Linda Linda," "Tennen Kokekko").
Titled "My Back Page," the story is set around the time of the 1969 student protests at Tokyo University. It is based on the experiences of critic Saburo Kawamoto, who was a newspaper reporter at the time of the protests. Tsumabuki will play a journalist named Sawada, while Matsuyama will play a left-wing student named Umeyama.
The supporting cast includes Shiori Kutsuna (17) as a model who appears on the cover of Sawada's magazine, Anna Ishibashi (17) as Umeyama's girlfriend, Keishi Nagatsuka (35), Tomokazu Miura (58), and Aoi Nakamura (19). Filming starts on the 16th, with a release date set for sometime in 2011.