Friday, May 9, 2014



Daniel Radcliffe is set to star as real-life journalist Jake Adelstein in Tokyo Vice, set against the backdrop of the Japanese underworld.

Glen Basner's FilmNation has come aboard to help finance the thriller.

Music video and commercials director Anthony Mandler is set to start shooting in June from an adapted script by J.T. Rogers. John Lesher and Adam Kassan are producing, with Binn Jakupi executive producing.

Based on Adlestein's memoir Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan, the film chronicles Adelstein’s time spent as the only American journalist accepted by the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Press Club. His biggest story unearthed a scandal that exposed massive corruption and helped bring down Goto Tadamasa, one of Japan’s mightiest Yakuza bosses.

"I want to thank Jake for trusting me with his story. We both share a love of Japan and, together with Glen, FilmNation and Daniel, I can think of no better team," Lesher said.

Basner added: "Tokyo Vice reminds me of some of the great films of the 1970s in which an outsider gets embroiled in a complex and mysterious world and must decide whether doing the right thing is worth risking his life and the people around him."

Tokyo Vice was packaged by UTA, which arranged financing for the project and is representing U.S. rights to the film. The deal was brokered on behalf of FilmNation by Alison Cohen. Radcliffe is repped by UTA, Felker Toczek and Artist Rights Group in the U.K.

Radcliffe starred in Kill Your Darlings and was last seen opposite Zoe Kazan in CBS Films and Entertainment One's romantic comedy The F Word, as well as starring opposite Juno Temple in the horror-thriller Horns, which is based on Joe Hill’s best-selling book.

Hollywood Reporter

No comments:

Post a Comment

No racism, foul language, or spam. The rationale for your comment should be: Would I speak to my mother like this? We reserve the right to reject, edit, or delete comments at our discretion.

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

Shinjiro Koizumi: Japan Must Have Drastic Change

Shinjiro Koizumi Son Of Former PM Junichiro Koizumi The Japanese public’s top pick to become the next prime minister says the country’...