The Livedoor News website reported on Thursday that actress Erika Sawajiri (SHINOBI - Heart Under Blade, 1 Liter of Tears drama series) will star in a live-action film adaptation of Kyoko Okazaki's Helter Skelter psychological manga. This movie will mark Sawajiri's first leading role in a Japanese wide release film in about four years.
Summary: "Through round after round of extensive plastic surgery and vigorous maintenance, Ririko has become the absolute manifestation of beauty, and becomes a wildly successful model, actress, and singer. However, soon, her body, unable to withstand the burdens of surgery, begins to crumble, and along with it so does her mind, as she plummets towards a frightening and inevitable end."
The photographer Mika Ninagawa (Sakuran) will direct and Asmik-Ace Entertainment and Shochiku will distribute the adaptation. The film's production team is still casting other roles in the film.
(((op's insert. if you don't care skip this section!!)))
How the manga starts:
Important roles to be casted:
Ririko's doormat assistant
Ririko's manager ("mom") who made her who she is today
The inquisitive & charming attorney who is seemingly working on a completely unrelated case
Ririko's newly signed kohai in her agency
posting this bc it's not a rumor anymore and confirmed. ^-^ link for the manga.