Disney’s Searchlight Pictures has picked up the rights to create a new comedy-drama film called “Rental Family”, which is going to be directed by Hikari, who has previously worked on “Beef”.

The film follows a down-and-out actor living in Tokyo, who is hired as a token American guy for a Japanese rental family company, leading him on an unexpected journey of self-discovery through the roles he plays in other people’s lives.

According to THR, filming is due to begin in the spring in Tokyo, Japan and is based on a script by Hikari and Stephen Blahut.

“Rental Family” is going to be produced by Eddie Vaisman and Julia Lebedev, who has previously worked on “Bad Education” and “A Thousand and One”.  Hikari is also producing the film with Shin Yamaguchi.  Stephen Blahut is also executive producing with Tomo Koiziu.

The project has been in development since 2019, and currently, no release information on the film has been announced.

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