Legendary Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto has signed on to put in writing the music for Palme d’Or-winning director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s forthcoming characteristic movie Monster (“Kaibutsu”), Tokyo-based manufacturing firm Gaga Company revealed Thursday.
Sakamoto will present newly written compositions in addition to a few of his pre-existing music for the movie, producers say. A musical polymath, Sakamoto made his movie debut with the enduring rating for Nagisa Ôshima’s Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983), starring David Bowie. He later gained an Oscar along with his music for Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Final Emperor (1987) and a Golden Globe nomination for his compositions for Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s The Revenant (2015). The partnership with Kore-eda marks his first work on a high-profile Japanese title in a while.
Monster can also be Kore-eda’s first Japanese movie since he gained the Cannes Palme d’Or in 2018 with Shoplifters. It follows the director’s French movie The Fact, which opened the Venice Movie Competition in 2019, and his Korean title Dealer, launched earlier this 12 months.
Story particulars for Monster are being stored below wraps, however Gaga revealed Thursday that Sakura Ando, the breakout star of Shoplifters, will lead the brand new movie’s forged. Rounding out the forged are Nagayama Eita (Hokusai), Mitsuki Takahata (Japanese Ladies By no means Die), Akihiro Kakuta (Spring Has Come), Shido Nakamura (Twisted Justice), Yuko Tanaka (Midnight Diner), and baby actors Soya Kurokawa and Hinata Hiiragi.
At the moment in post-production, Monster will launch in Japan on June 2, 2023. The discharge date units the movie up for a possible world premiere in Might at Cannes, the place Kore-eda is an everyday.
Monster would be the second film directed by Kore-eda that he didn’t additionally write himself, following Maborosi, which premiered on the Venice Movie Competition approach again in 1995. The brand new movie is scripted by Yuji Sakamoto, the author of such Japanese TV sequence hits Mom, Lady and Matrimonial Chaos. Prolific writer-director Genki Kawamura, whose directorial effort A Hundred Flowers just lately gained finest director on the San Sebastián pageant, is connected to Monster as its lead producer.