Astrakan Film AB is proud to announce that it will release LOST GIRLS & LOVE HOTELS from director William Olsson (An American Affair, Reliance), writer Catherine Hanrahan and producer Lauren Mann (Swiss Army Man) in select theaters and on VOD September 4, 2020. The long-awaited film stars Alexandra Daddario (San Andreas, TV’s “True Detective”) and Takehiro Hira (The Fighter Pilot, The Floating Castle) and is an adaptation of Hanrahan’s 2006 novel of the same name.
LOST GIRLS & LOVE HOTELS tells the story of an American English teacher named Margaret (Alexandra Daddario) and her nightly pilgrimages through Tokyo’s glittering nightlife in an attempt to forget her painful past and discover new meaning in the arms of a mysterious Yakuza (Takehiro Hira) named Kazu. The provocative tale takes the viewer on a journey through the darkest alleyways of Japan, as their affair tears them apart and reshapes them across Tokyo’s landscape of dive bars, alleyways and three-hour love hotels. In addition to Daddario and Hira, the film also stars Carice van Houten (TV’s “Game of Thrones,” Valkyrie), Misuzu Kanno (37 Seconds, Vise) and Kate Easton (Where’d You Go, Bernadette, You Were Never Really Here).
For fans of Catherine Hanrahan’s novel, the release of LOST GIRLS & LOVE HOTELS marks the culmination of a lengthy journey from page to screen since the book’s initial publishing in 2006. With Alexandra Daddario and Takehiro Hira in the lead roles and William Olsson at the helm, supported by BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning editor Sarah Flack (Somewhere, Bling Ring), the film is poised to bring audiences an exhilarating and often-overlooked view of the balance between tradition and modernity in Tokyo. Additional credits include U.S casting by Susan Shopmaker (First Reformed, Martha Macy May Marlene) and Japanese casting by Kei Kawamura (Silence).
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