Dai Watanabe Goes To Saigo

Dai Watanabe, son of “Letters From Iwo Jima” star Ken Watanabe, has taken the lead role in the World War II-era movie “Saigo no Soukeisen” says The Hollywood Reporter.

Filming is under way in the northern Japanese prefecture of Nagano on this tale of two rival university baseball teams playing their final match before being sent off to war.

Set in 1943, the picture is being directed by Seijirou Kouyama. The 23-year-old made his acting debut in 2002 and has appeared in several war movies.