Aoi Miyazaki in talks to star in Abbas Kiarostami's next film
Actress Aoi Miyazaki (25) is reportedly in talks to appear in the next film by internationally acclaimed Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami ("Taste of Cherry," "The Wind Will Carry Us"). The movie, titled "The End," is said to be a sequel of sorts to his 2010 movie "Certified Copy," which opens in Japan this coming weekend.
"Certified Copy," starring Juliette Binoche, was a love story set in Tuscany and was Kiarostami's first film shot outside Iran. "The End" will also be a love story, but it is planned to focus on a young couple in present-day Japan.
Miyazaki is currently in filming for Masato Harada's "Waga Haha," along with Koji Yakusho (55) and Kirin Kiki (68). She also recently finished with Kiyoshi Sasabe's "Tsure ga Utsu ni Narimashite," and before that she was working on Yoshihiro Fukagawa's "Kamisama no Karute" with Sho Sakurai (29).
Miyazaki's agency, Hirata Office, acknowledged that it has received an offer, but no contract has officially been signed yet.
According to Variety magazine, filming is expected to start in April. The movie will be a joint production between France's MK2 and Japan's Eurospace.