It was revealed yesterday that actor Tsumabuki Satoshi (31) is starring in a new movie from director Izutsu Kazuyuki (“Pacchigi!”), titled “Ogon wo Daite Tobe.” The movie is based on a novel by Takamura Kaoru, who won the Naoki Prize in 1993 with “Marks no Yama.”
“Ogon wo Daite Tobe” is a bank heist story set in Osaka. Tsumabuki plays Koda, who works as a supplier for criminals and extremists. His friend from university, Kitagawa (played by Asano Tadanobu), has a plan to steal 1.5 billion yen worth of gold bars from a bank’s underground vault.
Their team also includes a bank security system engineer named Noda (Kiritani Kenta), Kitagawa’s younger brother (Mizobata Junpei), a former elevator technician (Nishida Toshiyuki), and a spy named Momo who is posing an engineering student from abroad (CHANGMIN from Tohoshinki).
Filming started on January 7, mainly in Osaka and Hyogo. Izutsu plans to finish shooting in early March and have the film ready for release in November of this year.