Born on Aug. 5, 1981, in Toshima, Tokyo, Kou Shibasaki is a Japanese singer and actress. She is a well-known actress in Japan with a very successful career in both singing and acting. She began her career at 14 and gained international fame for her role in the controversial 2000 film "Battle Royale." Her other famous films include "Suspect X," "Sinking of Japan" and "Soundtrack."
With Keanu Reeves set to star in ‘s 47 Ronin, by my math, still leaves about 46 Ronin to be cast. The 3D production is heating up and Variety is reporting that four more roles have been cast. Japanese actors Tadanobu Asano, Kou Shibasaki, Rinko Kikuchi and Hiroyuki Sanada have all joined the film.
Four Japanese actors have joined Keanu Reeves in Carl Erik Rinsch’s 47 Ronin. Hiroyuki Sanada (Lost), Kou Shibasaki (Battle Royale), Tadanobu Asano (Mongol), and Rinko Kikuchi (Babel) will star alongside Reeves in Rinsch’s adaptation of the Japanese legend of ronin who fought to avenge their master’s death. The film, which Universal is setting up as one of its 2012 tentpoles, is set to be released in 3D on November 11, 2012.