Kouji Shiraishi (Sadako vs. Kayako) takes the director's chair for a fall 2019 release
Starting with the TV anime produced by Aniplex and Studio Deen in 2005, the Jigoku Shoujo/Hell Girl horror franchise has expanded into various media, including manga, TV drama, light novel, stage play, and games. Its latest take is announced as a live-action feature film starring 20-year-old fashion model/actress Tina Tamashiro as the protagonist Ai Enma.
Tamashiro was born to an American father and a Japanese mother in Okinawa in October 1997. After winning Kodansha's "Miss iD2013 Grand Prix" in July 2012, she has been working as a professional fashion model. Meanwhile, she has also starring several films based on popular shoujo manga, such as Wolf Girl and Black Prince (2016), P and JK (2017), Sagrada Reset (2017), and the most recent Missions of Love (2018).
45-year-old Kouji Shiraishi is attached to write and direct. He is best known for his internationally
recognized horror/thriller flicks, including Noroi: The Curse (2005), Occult (2009), Cult (2013), A Record
of Sweet Murder (2015), Sadako vs. Kayako (2016), and this year's Impossibility Defense. This is the
second time for Tamashiro and Shiraishi to team up since Sadako vs. Kayako, in which the actress played
one of the main heroines, Suzuka Takagi.
The live-action film Hell Girl is set to be released in Japan in the fall of 2019.
- Ai Enma: Tina Tamashiro
- Hone Onna: Manami Hashimoto
- Ren Ichimoku: Raiku
- Wanyudo: Akaji Maro
- Miho Ichikawa: Nana Mori
- Haruka Nanjo: Sawa Nimura
- Sanae Mikuriya: Mina Ooba (SKE48)
- Kudo: Kazuki Namioka
- Maki: Tomu Fujita
via: Movie Natalie