Searchlight Pictures will begin production on a new movie called “Rental Family” in Tokyo next week.

“Rental Family” 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.

It’s going to be directed by Hikari, who has previously worked on the hit Netflix series, “Beef” and it will also star Brendan Fraser.

Variety reports that Mari Yamamoto has joined the film’s cast, though no details on what character she plays have been revealed.

Mari recently starred in the hit Apple TV+ series “Monarch: Legacy of Monsters” and in another Apple production, “Pachinko”.

Hikari has been developing the Film since 2019. She has also co-written it with Stephen Blahut, both of whom are executive producers on the project, along with Tomo Koizumi.

“Rental Family” will be produced by Shin Yamaguchi, Eddie Vaisman and Julia Lebedev of Sight Unseen Productions. SVP of Production Taylor Friedman and Manager of Creative Affairs Daniel Yu will oversee the project for Searchlight Pictures.

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