Mugi Kadowaki is cast for the lead role in upcoming live-action film “Chiwawa-chan.” The movie is based on manga of same name by Kyoko Okazaki (“River’s Edge“/”Helter Skelter“) and directed by Ken Ninomiya. Also cast in supporting roles are Ryo Narita, Kanichiro, Tina Tamashiro, Shiori Yoshida, Nijiro Murakami, Chiaki Kuriyama, and Tadanobu Asano. The film follows the death of a girl named “Chiwawa” whose dead body is found in pieces in Tokyo Bay. The film follows her friends who gather to remember her, but realize they didn’t know her well.
Filming for “Chiwawa-chan” began March 23, 2018 and the movie will be released sometime next year via Kadokawa Pictures.