Takeru Satoh & Hiroshi Abe are cast in movie “To Those Who Were Not Protected” (literal title). The movie is based on 2018 novel “Mamorarenakatta Monotachi e” by Shichiri Nakayama (“Goodbye Debussy“) and directed by Takahisa Zeze. Also cast in the film for supporting roles are Kaya Kiyohara, Mitsuko Baisho, Hidetaka Yoshioka, & Kento Hayashi.
Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: 9 years after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, two murder cases take place in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture. The two victims are assumed to have been murdered by the same person. Both of the victims were tied all over their body and starved to death. Yasuhisa Tone (Takeru Satoh) emerges as a suspect in the murders. Yasuhisa Tone was just recently released from prison. In his past, he committed arson and injured someone to protect his acquaintance. Detective Seiichiro Tomashino (Hiroshi Abe) discovers a common link between the two victims and chases after Yasuhisa Tone.
Filming for the movie will take place from April to May, 2020. “To Those Who Were Not Protected” will be released sometime later this year in Japan.