Chiaki Kuriyama Co-Stars with Tomohisa Yamashita in Upcoming TBS Drama "Algernon ni Hanataba wo"
Tuesday 24 Feb, 2015 - 09:11am UTC
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A couple of weeks ago, it has been announced that Tomohisa Yamashita
will star as a 28-year-old florist named 'Sakuto Shiratori
' in the soon to air TBS
spring drama "Algernon ni Hanataba wo
" (Flowers for Algernon) and just recently, Chiaki Kuriyama
was revealed to play the female lead role in the series.
Kuriyama will have a very different role this time as she has always been playing fierce characters in her early projects. She will be 'Haruka Mochizuka
', a researcher at a scientific research center for brain science, whom Sakuto gets attracted to and develops feelings for. Sakito, as revealed in the previous news
, is mentally-challenged but will eventually obtain an incredible way of thinking after undergoing a brain surgery.
Along with the addition of Kuriyama, actors Masataka Kubota
, Asuka Kudo
, and Fuma Kikuchi
of Sexy Zone
will also join the cast.
The drama is set to begin in April, every Friday at 10 P.M. (JST).
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