Oliver Hermanus is set to direct English-language adaptation of Kurosawa's 1952 Japanese classic Ikiru (Living) from Nobel and Booker Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro. Also set to take the lead is BAFTA and Golden Globe winner Bill Nighy, who will team up Sex Education star Aimee Lou Wood.  

"The notion of teaming Japan’s greatest internationally renowned filmmaker, Kurosawa, with their greatest living author, Ishiguro, coupled with the tremendously talented Oliver Hermanus, is a producer’s dream. This is a film about how a small act can become a momentous event, and Bill Nighy’s charm, wit and gravitas is perfect to spearhead the film, culminating in a tiny but epic gesture, which seems not only apt but crucially important for our current turbulent times." Woolley and Karlsen (producers)

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