Yuriko Yoshitaka's (22) next lead movie role will be in director Koji Maeda's "Konzen Tokkyuu," scheduled for release next spring. The film is a comedy about a young woman with multiple boyfriends, trying to find the right one to marry.
Yoshitaka last starred on the big screen in Yukio Ninagawa's "Snakes and Earrings" two years ago. That role, which included nude scenes, earned her multiple awards and helped establish her as a promising young actress.
"Konzen Tokkyuu" started out as an original drama for mobile service LISMO. Last September, Yoshitaka starred in four episodes, portraying the main character Chie at the age of 17. Next January, another short series will have her playing Chie at the age of 21. Then, in the movie version, Yoshitaka will play the same character at the age of 24.
In the movie, Chie is dating five different men. When she begins thinking about marriage and evaluating her relationships, she narrows the list down in search of the right man. The five boyfriends, each with different personalities, will be played by Ryo Kase (35), SAKEROCK's trombone player Kenta Hamano (29), Takaaki Enoki (54), Munetaka Aoki (30), and Takuya Yoshimura (20).
Other cast members include Anne (24) and Anna Ishibashi (18). The film's theme song will be "Dancing Babe," performed by rock band monobright.