Koji Yakusho is cast in movie “Under The Open Sky.” The film is based on 1990 novel “Mibuncho” by Ryuzo Saki (“Vengeance Is Mine“) and directed by Miwa Nishikawa (“Sway“). The film has also cast Taiga Nakano, Isao Hashizume, Meiko Kaji, Seiji Rokkaku, Yukiya Kitamura, Masami Nagasawa, and Narumi Yasuda for supporting roles. Koji Yakusho will play main character Masao Mikami for the upcoming movie. He tries to adapt to life after serving a 13 year prison sentence. He becomes involved in a TV program about his life.
“Under The Open Sky” will be released sometime during spring, 2021 in Japan.
Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: Masao Mikami (Koji Yakusho) served a 13 year prison sentence for murder. Upon his release, he faces an inconceivable world that is rapidly changing. He struggles to adapt to life in society. He is ostracized at work, but he becomes connected with people around him due to his righteous character. At this time, two men from a TV station approaches Masao Mikami. They want to make a TV program that shows Masao Mikami’s life. Spending time together with Masao Mikami, the life of these two men changes.