Yukie Nakama will be in the film “Watashi ni Kai ni Naritai” which is set to be released in Japanese theaters on 11/22/08. She plays the wife of the main character played by Masahiro Nakai of the J-pop group SMAP. Directing the film is Katsuo Fukuzawa who isn’t a stranger to Okinawa having done the TV special “Satoukibi Batake no Uta” and he was set to direct the film “Nada Sou Sou” but had to pull-out after falling ill in the middle of filmng.
The story deals with a man (Nakai) unjustly sentenced to death as a war criminal. Kusanagi plays a fellow prisoner awaiting execution. His role is minor, however, and his scenes were shot in two days during March.