Magazine article Screen International

Josh Hartnett, Shinobu Terajima Head Cast of US-Japan Comedy 'Oh Lucy!'

Magazine article Screen International

Josh Hartnett, Shinobu Terajima Head Cast of US-Japan Comedy 'Oh Lucy!'

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Shinobu Terajima and Josh Hartnett are heading the cast of US-Japan co-production Oh Lucy!, which marks the feature debut of Japanese director Atsuko Hirayanagi.

A feature-length version of Hirayanagi's short film, also titled Oh Lucy!, the film is produced by the US' Matchgirl Pictures, Gloria Sanchez Productions and Meridian Content.

The comedy drama tells the story of a lonely, chain-smoking office lady in Tokyo (Terajima) who falls for her teacher (Hartnett) when she decides to take English lessons. When her teacher disappears, she sets out on a journey to find him that takes her to Southern California.

Producers on the film include Yukie Kito (Tokyo Sonata), Jessica Elbaum (Welcome To Me), Hirayangi and Han West (Lemon), while Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, Meileen Choo and Razmig Hovaghimian are on board as executive producers.

The film, which wrapped this week following a shoot in LA and Tokyo, also stars Kaho Minami (Kabukicho Love Hotel) and Koji Yakusho (Babel). …

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