18-year-old actor Shōta Sometani (live-action Uso-tsuki Mii-kun to Kowareta Maa-chan, Always: Sunset on Third Street '64) will star in Shion Sono's live-action film adaptation of Minoru Furuya's Himizu psychological drama manga, and the film will open in Japan next spring. While Furuya is known for his gag manga Ike! Ina-chuu Takkyuubu (which inspired the Ping Pong Club comedy anime), Himizu is a far starker tale. Yūichi Sumida (Sometani) is a a third-year middle school boy who longs for a normal life, but a certain incident sets him on a descent into darkness. 16-year-old actress Fumi Nikaidō (Sono's Gama no Abura) will play Keiko Chazawa, Sumida's classmate.