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Ueda Tatsuya, Tsukamoto Takashi, Suda Masaki join “Runaway” cast

In July, it was announced that actor Ichihara Hayato will star in an action drama series called “Runaway ~Aisuru Kimi no Tame ni~” on TBS this fall. More cast members have been revealed, including Ueda Tatsuya (KAT-TUN), Tsukamoto Takashi, and Suda Masaki.

The story revolves around four men imprisoned on false charges. Ichihara plays a man sentenced to 6 years for murder. During his time in prison, his girlfriend (Fukuda Saki) gives birth to their daughter who has a heart illness, and when he finds out that his daughter’s life is in danger, he decides to break free from prison along with the other three men.

The three other escapees are played by Tsukamoto, Ueda, and Suda. Tsukamoto is a former yakuza sentenced to 10 years for murder. Ueda is a former host sentenced to 4 years on drug charges. Suda is the youngest of the group, a former motorcycle delivery man serving 3 years for similar drug charges.

“Runaway” will air on Thursday nights at 9:00pm, starting in October.

Source: Oricon via Tokyograph
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Takashi Tsukamoto's first lead drama role

Actor Takashi Tsukamoto has landed his first starring role in a drama series. He will lead NHK's tentatively titled "Kansahoujin" ("The Auditor"), in which he plays a certified public accountant with a strong sense of justice. His character will also be the single father of a 4-year-old girl. Tsukamoto himself became a father this past September.

Filming begins on Friday, with a total of 6 episodes planned. The show will air in NHK's Saturday 9:00pm time slot, starting on June 21.

It was announced in January that Tsukamoto also has his first starring movie role in Takashi Kubota's "Yesterdays" (details here).

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Young actor Takashi Tsukamoto has been given his first starring movie role since he married last May and entered fatherhood. The film is titled "Yesterdays" and is being directed by Takashi Kubota. It is the first project planned and produced by management agency Sun Music, which launched its film production operations last year.

Tsukamoto plays a young man who learns that his estranged father (Jun Kunimura) has only three months left to live. He agrees to take on his father's last request - to find his former lover. In his search, he encounters a "time slip" and meets his father as a young man (Asahi Uchida), eventually gaining an understanding of his father's heart.

The supporting cast includes Noriko Sakai, Cunning Takeyama, Hiroshi, and Jun Fubuki. Filming is already under way and will be completed in time for a fall release.
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