(spent too much time looking for this pic of toma with glasses! lol. 99% of his glasses pics are with trendy thick-rimmed glasses. haha. TOMA LOOKS SO SMART AND COOL WITH GLASSES ON!!!! yeyyyyyyy.)
(glasses pic from Maou days. smexy! =P)
yey!! toma is filming a new movie!! and it's an action movie! and BEST OF ALL, TOMA WILL WEAR GLASSES for this role!!!! lol. i don't think he's ever had a role where he had to wear glasses most of the time, right? the story sounds pretty cool and exciting. i think jane said that toma's character is supposed to start out as being very quiet and timid, but he'll have to go into this dark and violent world. so it'll be interesting to see how his character evolves.
i guess "Grasshopper" will be toma's character's nickname? i don't know much about yamada, but he seems cute. and really popular. i like chinen the most from HSJ. lol. i just can't imagine yamada as a ruthless assasin, but even if he doesn't pull it off, i think a ton of his fans will go see the movie, so that's good!! haha.
so, here's the news about the movie:
(the novel's cover)
It was announced that Ikuta Toma will be starring in the upcoming movie, “Grasshopper“. The movie is based from bestselling novel of Isaka Kotaro that tells the story of once law-abiding teacher named Suzuki who joined a criminal organization, Reijou, to avenge his lover. Suzuki will meet to different assassins, Cicada and Whale, and the story will show how their lives will interlaced.
Ikuta will play the role of Suzuki, a junior high teacher who will infiltrate the underworld to avenge his lover. Actor Asano Tadanobou plays the role of Whale/Kujira, an assassin whose business is to drive someone to suicide ; and Hey!Say!JUMP‘s Yamada Ryosuke will play the role of knife-wielding murderer called Cicada/Semi.
Yamada has served as a voice-actor for the movie, “The Smurfs”, but this will the first time that he will be doing a live-action movie.
Ikuta expresses his excitement about working for the first time with Asano and he wants to learn a lot from the actor since Asano has made movies in and out of the country. In co-starring with Yamada, Ikuta says that he’s excited to see how [Yamada] pretty looks will transform into someone who nobody has ever seen before. High level of physical strength will be used in this movie that Ikuta wants to go wild as desired.
The movie is slated for release in 2015 and will be directed by Takimoto Tomoyuki who also directed Ikuta for “Nou Otoko”.