Kubozuka will play a man named Hamasho who is described as having demon-like ferociousness while Ikehata will play an underworld big-wig moneylender named Tamiko Shibugaki.
The film is based on a 2012 novel by Hanta Kinoshita and will mark the first time Shinagawa has adapted someone else’s work. His previous two films, Drop and Slapstick Brothers, were based on his own original stories.
Back in February it was announced that Tatsuya Fujiwara will play the lead character, Shu, and his supporting cast will include KAT-TUN’s Koki Tanaka, comedian Ryuichi Kosugi, and singer/actress Mika Nakashima (Nana).
The story revolves around a bank robbery pulled off by “Honey Bunny” hostess club manager Shu, a club waiter named Koji (Tanaka), and a club regular named Ken-san (Kosugi). They’re supposed to split the money three ways, but greed soon takes over as they attempt to scam each other out of their respective shares.
Soon, Kubozuka’s character Hamasho steps into the fray with the intention of taking the money away from all three partners.
“Sanbun no Ichi” will get a nationwide release in Japan in 2014.