Japanese singer and actor, GACKT, is starring in a brand new movie titled “KARANUKAN,” which is set in his home islands of Ryuukyuu. However, there is only one problem, and that is the fact that he still has no leading lady! That is why they are currently holding auditions to find the right girl.
The producers are seeking a “Wild and Beautiful Woman,” who is appropriate for the scenery of the Ryuukyuu islands. Ladies who are interested in becoming GACKT’s leading lady can download an application form via the film’s official website, and then mail it to them before 29 February 2016. Applicants must be at least 18 – 25 years of age.
The movie aims to show the beauty of Okinawa, and will be set in the island chain’s wild northern islands of Yaeyama and Yanbaru. It will follow a photographer named Hikaru Ooyama (played by GACKT), who is graced with “beauty, knowledge and strength.” He will be going on a photo shoot in the Yaeyama Islands with a model, however, while taking photos of her by a waterfall, a sunbeam blinds him, and the model disappears. He will then spend four years trying to find that model, all while being immersed in the beauty of the Ryuukyuu islands. The audition aims to find the woman who will play that very model.
KARANUKAN is slated for release in 2017, and will be directed by Yasuhiro Hamano. GACKT has talked about the movie being based on his own backyard, and said:
“as an Okinawan, I will show the great nature of Okinawa and the Yaeyamas to everyone through this movie.”
Meanwhile, director Hamano has added that he hopes that the movie will:
“sing the beauty of love between a beautiful man and a beautiful woman in the epic scenery of Okinawa and in the workings of its deep, artistic culture.”