Get your tissues ready. Nishikido Ryo & Kitagawa Keiko to team up for film based on true story.
It was announced that actress Kitagawa Keiko and Kanjani8 member Nishikido Ryo will be starring in movie “Dakishimetai“, which will be directed by Shiota Akihiko.
It will be a love story between a girl on a wheelchair, who is unable to properly use the left side of her body due to a traffic accident and also suffers from a memory disorder, and an ordinary taxi driver.
This is a true story that happened in Abashiri, Hokkaido, and it was aired as a documentary program on TBS back in July of 2011.
According to the director Shiota, he felt the “strength to carry out her own way of living” in Kitagawa, and the “strength to expose his weakness” in Nishikido.
The filming for the movie is said to start on February 12th in Abashiri. As Abashiri is a cold town where it gets to minus 20 degrees Celsius when drift ice arrives, Kitagawa commented, “I’m little worried that I might not be able to say my lines well (because of the cold weather)”, and also said, “I would like to make it a movie that could encourage people who are in similar situations.”
Nishikido also made a comment, “Though this will be my first time co-starring with Kitagawa-san, we are both from Kansai area. So I want to join forces, and do our best together.”
Reportedly, there is a scene where Nishikido carries Kitagawa in his arms, and a scene in which they kiss passionately, giving viewers even more to look forward to.
“Dakishimetai” will open in theaters next year.
A lively girl “Tsukasa” (Kitagawa), who is good at sports, becomes a wheelchair user as the left side of her body is disabled due to a traffic accident from a couple of years ago. She is also suffering from a memory disorder which was caused by the accident, but she still lives her life positively.
One day, she encounters a taxi driver “Masami” (Nishikido), who has a charming smile, and they fall in love with each other. The couple overcome many hardships together, and finally, decide to get married. They also find out that Tsukasa is pregnant. However, a harsh fate is awaiting them…
Hmm. Not sure how i feel about this. True story or not, seems like we've seen this kinda plot done plenty times before. That being said, i'd still watch the heck outta it. Ryo ♥
Gotta love how Ryo's charming smile makes it into the plot line though. LOL