Actor Kenji Sakaguchi, 34, will play the main role in a loose Japanese version of the hit 1988 American film “Die Hard,” which will be aired on Fuji TV in May. The story deals with a stoic and daring detective who has to cope with a terrorist plot.
Akiko Yada, 31, will co-star in the drama as a cop, marking her comeback after a year off dealing with her divorce from actor Manabu Oshio.
In the film, the entire city of Tokyo is threatened by a terrorist who threatens to detonate a massive bomb. Police have 24 hours to pay up or else. Sakaguchi's character is modeled on John McClane, which propelled Bruce Willis to stardom in the "Die Hard" series.
Yada, who is better known for playing teachers, weather reporters and more gentle types, will play a detective for the first time. She said she hopes to project a new image of a strong woman.
Of his role, Sakaguchi said: "I will give audiences a new muscular detective to look forward to.”© Japan Today