Keiko Kitagawa is cast in mystery film “First Love.” The film is based on novel “First Love” by Rio Shimamoto. This is Rio Shimamoto’s third novel to be adapted into a feature film, following 2017 movie “Narratage” and 2020 movie “Red.” Her novel “First Love” is the winner of the 159th Naoki Prize. Popular movie director Yukihiko Tsutsumi (“Trick: The Movie“) will helm the movie version. For the film, Keiko Kitagawa will play psychologist Yuki Makabe. She researches into a case where a university student girl murdered her father. Filming for “First Love” began October, 2019 and finishes mid-November, 2019. Shooting takes place in the Kanto area of Japan.
“First Love” will be released sometime during 2021 in Japan.