Sosuke Ikematsu, Joe Odagiri, and Choi Hee-Seo are cast in movie “Angel of Asia” (literal title of “Asia no Tenshi”). The film is written and directed by Yuya Ishii. Filming for the movie was done entirely in South Korea from February to March, 2020. “Angel of Asia” is expected to be released spring, 2021 in South Korea and sometime during 2021 in Japan. Sosuke Ikematsu will play Takeshi Aoki, Joe Odagiri will play his older brother who lives in South Korea, and Choi Hee-Seo will play Choi Seol.
Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: Takeshi Aoki (Sosuke Ikematsu) lives with his 8 years old son Manabu. His wife died from an illness. He has an older brother (Joe Odagiri), but they became estranged. Takeshi Aoki and his son Manabu travel to Seoul, South Korea where his older brother lives. His older brother is not doing well at all, unlike Takeshi’s expectation. His older brother practically lives from hand to mouth. Even though Takeshi is unable to speak Korean, he needs to help his brother’s work, which is to import and sell cosmetics of dubious quality.
Meanwhile, Choi Seol (Choi Hee-Seo) sings a song on the stage at a traditional market, which nobody listens to. Due to the CEO of her management agency, she is unable to sing her own song. She also has problems with her older brother and younger sister.
Takeshi and his older brother get involved with Choi Seol.