Magazine article Screen International

Gaga, Wild Bunch Re-Team on Sales of Kore-Eda's 'The Third Murder'

Magazine article Screen International

Gaga, Wild Bunch Re-Team on Sales of Kore-Eda's 'The Third Murder'

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EXCLUSIVE: Legal thriller starring Masaharu Fukuyama due to hit screens in Japan in September.

Japan's Gaga Corporation and Wild Bunch are re-teaming to jointly sell Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda's upcoming legal thriller The Third Murder.

Popular Japanese singer and actor Masaharu Fukuyama reunites with Kore-eda to play a lawyer who takes on a complicated murder case that will shake his very belief in the law.

Fukuyama starred in Kore-eda's 2013 Cannes Jury Prize winner Like Father, Like Son, playing a successful businessman faced with a tough decision on discovering the child he brought up as his own was swapped with his biological son at birth.

Gaga will represent Asian territories and Wild Bunch is handling the rest of the world.

The new deal extends a collaboration begun on Kore-eda's 2011 film I Wish and continued on his subsequent films Like Father, Like Son, Our Little Sister and After The Storm.

Toho Co., Ltd and Gaga will jointly release the film in Japan on Sept. …

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