A new trailer has been released for Shion Sono’s upcoming action comedy Why Don’t You Play in Hell? It was also revealed that one of the stars of the film, Gen Hoshino, wrote and performed the theme song before his most recent hiatus following additional treatment for the subarachnoid hemorrhage he got surgery for late last year. The song can be heard around the 1-minute mark and it will be released as a single on October 2.
The film is based on a reworked version of a screenplay Sono wrote over 10 years ago. Jun Kunimura plays a yakuza boss who decides to make a film specifically for his daughter Mitsuko (Fumi Nikaido) to star in. The project is intended as a gift to his wife Shizue (Tomochika) who was sent to prison after taking the fall for him.
Eventually, a timid passerby (Hoshino) and an enthusiastic young film buff (Hiroki Hasegawa) are recruited to the staff of this yakuza prodiction. Meanwhile, a rival yakuza boss named Ikegami (Shinichi Tsutsumi) falls in love with Mitsuko as a fictional gang war overlaps with a real one.
“Why Don’t You Play in Hell?” will get its world premiere at the 70th Venice Film Festival (August 28-September 7) and its North American premiere at the 38th Toronto International Film Festival (September 5-15) as part of the Midnight Madness section. It will open in Japan on September 28, 2013.
sources: Nippon Cinema | Cinema Today | Youtube
I hope the video works now. *fingers crossed*