Rinko Kikuchi to Star in Sounds of Tokyo


Oscar nominee Rinko Kikuchi (Babel, upcoming The Brothers Bloom) is in talks to star in Map of the Sounds of Tokyo, a dual-identity drama written and directed by Isabel Coixet.

Spanish shingle Mediapro is producing the film, a Japanese-set dramatic thriller that centers on a fish-market employee who doubles as a contract killer.

Coixet, a Spanish director known for her weighty dramas, directed the specialty release Elegy.