You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Toma Ikuta, Tadanobu Asano To Star in Japanese Revenge Thriller “Grasshopper”

Stellar cast for adaptation of cult crime novel

TOKYO — Hot young male actor Toma Ikuta, who starred in the hit Takashi Miike gang actioner “The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji,” has been announced as the lead in the revenge thriller “Grasshopper.”

Based on a novel by Kotaro Isaka (“Golden Slumber,” “Fish Story”) that has sold 1.27 million copies in Japan, the picture stars Ikuta as a junior high teacher who quits his job and infiltrates the underworld to find the killer of his lover.

Also in the main cast are Tadanobu Asano (“47 Ronin,” “Thor”), playing a killer-for-hire who drives his victims to suicide and Ryosuke Yamada of the Hey! Say! Jump! boy band, playing a knife-wielding hitman.

Directed by Tomoyuki Takimoto, who worked with Ikuta on the 2013 sci-fi thriller “Brain Man,” the pic starts shooting today (July 7) and will be in theaters in 2015, with Kadokawa producing and distributing. 

More Film

  • 3 Tage in Quiberon 3 Days

    Berlin Profile: Emily Atef Takes Snapshot of Romy Schneider in '3 Days in Quiberon’

    TOKYO — Hot young male actor Toma Ikuta, who starred in the hit Takashi Miike gang actioner “The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji,” has been announced as the lead in the revenge thriller “Grasshopper.” Based on a novel by Kotaro Isaka (“Golden Slumber,” “Fish Story”) that has sold 1.27 million copies in Japan, the picture stars Ikuta […]

  • Berlin: Brazil Buys Remake Rights to

    Berlin: Brazil Buys Remake Rights to 'Corazon de Leon’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    TOKYO — Hot young male actor Toma Ikuta, who starred in the hit Takashi Miike gang actioner “The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji,” has been announced as the lead in the revenge thriller “Grasshopper.” Based on a novel by Kotaro Isaka (“Golden Slumber,” “Fish Story”) that has sold 1.27 million copies in Japan, the picture stars Ikuta […]

  • Watch: Dakota Fanning's Directorial Debut Short

    Watch: Dakota Fanning's Directorial Debut Short 'Hello Apartment'

    TOKYO — Hot young male actor Toma Ikuta, who starred in the hit Takashi Miike gang actioner “The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji,” has been announced as the lead in the revenge thriller “Grasshopper.” Based on a novel by Kotaro Isaka (“Golden Slumber,” “Fish Story”) that has sold 1.27 million copies in Japan, the picture stars Ikuta […]

  • TrustNordisk Enlists EFM for Norwegian Folklore

    TrustNordisk Enlists EFM for Norwegian Folklore Pic 'The Ash Lad' (EXCLUSIVE)

    TOKYO — Hot young male actor Toma Ikuta, who starred in the hit Takashi Miike gang actioner “The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji,” has been announced as the lead in the revenge thriller “Grasshopper.” Based on a novel by Kotaro Isaka (“Golden Slumber,” “Fish Story”) that has sold 1.27 million copies in Japan, the picture stars Ikuta […]

  • Picnic at Hanging Rock

    Berlin: TV Series Gain More Traction as Festival Opens Doors to Small Screen Fare

    TOKYO — Hot young male actor Toma Ikuta, who starred in the hit Takashi Miike gang actioner “The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji,” has been announced as the lead in the revenge thriller “Grasshopper.” Based on a novel by Kotaro Isaka (“Golden Slumber,” “Fish Story”) that has sold 1.27 million copies in Japan, the picture stars Ikuta […]

  • Berlinale -- 2018 -- Maria Ramos

    Maria Ramos on Dilma Rousseff Impeachment Doc 'The Trial’

    TOKYO — Hot young male actor Toma Ikuta, who starred in the hit Takashi Miike gang actioner “The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji,” has been announced as the lead in the revenge thriller “Grasshopper.” Based on a novel by Kotaro Isaka (“Golden Slumber,” “Fish Story”) that has sold 1.27 million copies in Japan, the picture stars Ikuta […]

  • Chinese Producer Feng Xiaogang Attends at

    Berlin: Feng Xiaogang Dials up ‘Cell Phone 2’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    TOKYO — Hot young male actor Toma Ikuta, who starred in the hit Takashi Miike gang actioner “The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji,” has been announced as the lead in the revenge thriller “Grasshopper.” Based on a novel by Kotaro Isaka (“Golden Slumber,” “Fish Story”) that has sold 1.27 million copies in Japan, the picture stars Ikuta […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content