EXILE member NAOKI has been cast in the middle of a love triangle between Alicia Vikander and Riley Keough in ‘The Earthquake Bird‘, according to a Deadline exclusive. NAOKI will play the male lead role of Teiji, an enigmatic local photographer.
The film is set in Tokyo, and revolves around a young female expat who is suspected of murder when her friend goes missing in the wake of a tumultuous love triangle with the photographer. Wash Westmoreland adapted the script from the Susanna Jones novel and he is directing as his followup to the Sundance pic Colette and Still Alice, latter of which won Julianne Moore her Oscar. Jack Huston also stars in the film.
While I’m actually a couple months late on this, I feel fine about it since not many places I frequent for Japanese entertainment news seem to have covered this either. Anyway, seems like it could be an interesting film.