Popular actor Shun Oguri (26) is taking on his first directing job. While actors becoming directors is nothing new, this is said to be the first case for a star still in his twenties. The movie’s official title is still unknown, but those close to the project are apparently calling it “Surely Someday.”
Oguri, who is currently overseas for work, plans to start shooting this summer. Details are sparse, but the film is said to be a story of adolescence that will feature a cast of handsome actors.
Oguri has wanted to try directing for a long time. He was able to get this project rolling with the help of producer Mataichiro Yamamoto, who heads Oguri’s management agency Tristone, and his father, stage director Tetsuya Oguri. The actor has already done a little directing, working on the short “manner CM” that played in theaters for “Crows ZERO II.”
“Surely Someday” is expected to open in theaters next year.