Takumi Kitamura, Minami Hamabe, Shun Oguri & Keiko Kitagawa are cast in upcoming movie “I Want to Eat Your Pancreas” (literal title). The movie is based on 2015 novel “Kimi no Suizo wo Tabetai” by Yoru Sumino and directed by Sho Tsukikawa (“Kurosaki kun no Iinari ni Nante Naranai“).
In the movie, Takumi Kitamura and Shun Oguri will play the same character. Takumi Kitamura will play “I” as a high school student in the past and Shun Oguri will play “I” in the present days. Minami Hamabe will play Sakura Yamauchi. As a high school student, she wrote a diary in which she reveals she is suffering from a pancreatic disease and “I” finds the diary. Keiko Kitagawa will play Kyoko.
Filming for “I Want to Eat Your Pancreas” began September 10, 2016 and the movie will be released sometime next summer in Japan.