Rinko Kikuchi to star in 'Map'
Drama thriller written, directed by Isabel Coixet
NEW YORK -- Two years after "Babel" put her on the Hollywood map, Rinko Kikuchi soon could have a map of her own.
The Oscar nominee is in talks to star in "Map of the Sounds of Tokyo," a dual-identity drama written and directed by Isabel Coixet.
Spanish shingle Mediapro is producing the film, a Japanese-set dramatic thriller that centers on a fish-market employee who doubles as a contract killer.
Coixet, a Spanish director known for her weighty dramas, directed the specialty release "Elegy," the Ben Kingsley-Penelope Cruz academia romance which sported a $17,000 per-screen average in limited release this weekend.
The CAA-repped Kikuchi has undertaken a number of supporting roles since being nominated for "Babel." She has parts in Rian Johnson's con-man movie "The Brothers Bloom," which Summit is releasing in the fall, and the Weinstein Co.'s wartime romance "Shanghai."
- Scarlett Johansson, Lupita Nyong'o in Talks for Disney's 'Jungle Book' (Exclusive)
- Bryan Singer Accuser Names Three Hollywood Insiders in New Sex Abuse Lawsuits (Video)
- The Scene and Stars at the Tribeca Film Festival (Photos)
- Summer Movie Preview: Will Godzilla or Spider-Man (Or Angelina Jolie?) Dominate Your Cineplex?
- MOST SHARED
- MOST POPULAR