The Daily Cyzo reports of the lead cast for the live-action adaptation of Fullmetal Alchemist have been confirmed as the film prepares to begin shooting in Italy this June. Hey! Say! JUMP and NYC boy band performer/voice actor Ryosuke Yamada is set to play Edward Elric, along with Tsubasa Honda (live-action Blue Spring Ride's Futaba Yoshioka) as Winry Rockbell and Dean Fujioka (The Pinkertons) as Roy Mustang.
Visual effects art turned director Fumihiko Sori, who won a Japanese Academy Award for his adaptation ofn Taiyō Matsumoto's manga helms the projects.
He notes that while the movie's cast is Japanese, it will be shot in locations with a European cultural backdrop, giving it a unique identify, not tied to any race or nationality. He also looks forward to the challenge of bringing Alphonse's armor to the screen in a way that will satifying fans.
Series manga author/creator Hiromu Arakawa says that while FMA has already been adapted into various other media, she looks forward to seeing what the realism of film will be to it, as well as how it connect to the CG.
The release is planned for Winter 2017. A teaser site is online at http://wwws.warnerbros.co.jp/hagarenmovie/
With Twitter account at https://twitter.com/hagarenmovie
Edward Elric: Ryosuke Yamada
Winry Rockbell: Tsubasa Honda
Roy Mustang: Dean Fujioka
Lust: Yasuko Matsuyuki
Maes Hughes: Ryuta Sato
Riza Hawkeye: Misako Renbutsu
Maria Ross: Natsuna (also known as Natsuna Watanabe)
Gracia Hughes: Natsuki Harada
Shou Tucker: Hiroshi Oizumi
Dr. Marcko: Jun Kunimura
Hakuro: Kohinata Fumiyo
Envy: Kanata Hongo
Gluttony: Shinji Uchiyama
Cornello: Kenjiro Ishimaru
Director: Fumihiko Sori
Original: "Fullmetal Alchemist" Hiromu Arakawa ( "Gangan Comics" Square Enix)
Executive Producer: Hamamei Kazuya