EXCLUSIVE: Netflix and Scott Free Productions have set Naoki Kobayashi to fill out the lethal love triangle with Alicia Vikander and Riley Keough of The Earthquake Bird. Kobayashi will play the leading male role of Teiji, a handsome and mysterious 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.
Kobayashi started out a dancer and model, and his credits in Japan include Night Hero Naoto and Tatara Samurai.
Scott Free’s Ridley Scott, Michael Pruss and Kevin Walsh are producing with Ann Ruark and Twenty First City’s Georgina Pope.
LDH and Camino Real rep Kobayashi.