Shinken Pink’s Takanashi Rin to star in Abbas Kiarostami’s “The End”

Actress Takanashi Rin (22), best known as Shinken Pink from “Samurai Sentai Shinkenger,” has been chosen to star in the next movie by Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami. Titled “THE END,” the movie was originally reported to be a sequel of sorts to Kiarostami’s 2010 film “Certified Copy.”

The movie depicts a love story between a female college student and an intellectual man in his 60s. Early this year, it was reported that actress Aoi Miyazaki (25) received an offer to star in the movie, but in the end Takanashi was selected for the role. For the role of the man, actor Okuno Tadashi was chosen through audition.

Kase Ryo and Denden have also been cast.

Filming started on October 29 and will last until early December. The movie will be released in Japan during summer 2012, but there are plans to have its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May.

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