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HBO Max’s Japanese Crime Series ‘Tokyo Vice’ Sells Wide

Tokyo Vice, HBO Max’s new Japanese crime series, has found several international homes, with Endeavor Content closing sales on the hourlong crime drama with multiple broadcasters. Endeavor unveiled Thursday that it has sold the show to Canal+ in France, Canada’s Crave channel and to Paramount+ in Australia, with Starzplay taking rights for the U.K. and […]

HBO Max’s ‘Tokyo Vice’: TV Review

This adaptation of Jake Adelstein's memoir about working as a journalist in Tokyo features Ansel Elgort in a leading role and Michael Mann behind the camera for the pilot.

Michael Mann’s ‘Tokyo Vice’ HBO Max Series Fills Out Cast

Michael Mann’s HBO Max crime series Tokyo Vice is filling out its cast. Series leads Ansel Elgort, Ken Watanabe, as well as the previously announced Rachel Keller, Ella Rumpf and Rinko Kikuchi, are joined by Japanese actors Hideaki Ito, Show Kasamatsu and Tomohisa Yamashita, who will be series regulars.  In the show, created and written by […]

Ken Watanabe, Jessie Buckley Join ‘Cottontail’ (Exclusive)

Jessie Buckley and Ken Watanabe have joined drama 'Cottontail,' which is being shot in Japan and the U.K. and launching at the American Film Market.

Ken Watanabe to Star in Film About Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

Ken Watanabe will star as the head of the crisis-hit Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in 'Fukushima 50,' from Japan's Kadokawa Corporation and directed by Setsuro Wakamatsu. It will tell the story of the workers who stayed at the power plant after a massive tsunami had knocked out its cooling systems.

‘Bel Canto’: Film Review

The big-screen adaptation of Ann Patchett's novel 'Bel Canto' stars Julianne Moore and Ken Watanabe as characters caught up in a hostage drama in an unnamed South American country.

‘Bel Canto’ Trailer: Julianne Moore Faces Hostage Situation in South America

The first trailer for 'Bel Canto,' the story of an opera singer (Julianne Moore) caught in a hostage situation during a performance in South America, has been released. The movie, directed by Academy Award-nominated helmer Paul Weitz, was adapted from the 2001 novel of the same name.

Cannes: Julianne Moore’s ‘Bel Canto’ Goes to Screen Media

Paul Weitz directed the romantic drama, which also stars Ken Watanabe.

Ryan Reynolds’ ‘Detective Pikachu’ Adds Bill Nighy, Chris Geere

Reynolds will star as the titular character in the Legendary production.

Toronto: ‘The Last Samurai’ Star Ken Watanabe Shows Emotional Side in ‘Rage’

"I wanted to see if there was in me personally that aspect of my character," the Oscar-nominated actor said of his departure from strongman characters in Lee Sang-Il's murder mystery.

Baltasar Kormakur’s ‘The Oath,’ Xiaogang Feng’s ‘I Am Not Madame Bovary’ Join San Sebastian Competition

The Spanish fest names five more titles to its official lineup, including features from Poland, Argentina and Japan.

Broadway’s ‘The King and I’ Sets June Closing

The Tony-winning Lincoln Center Theater revival will take its final New York bow this summer, prior to launching a national tour in November.