A new Japanese film is set to delight audiences on Netflix this week. “Once Upon a Crime” takes a unique twist on the classic fairy tale formula, bringing together Little Red Riding Hood and Cinderella in a mysterious case to be solved. The film is based on the popular and acclaimed mystery novel “Akazukin, Tabi no Tochu de Shitai to Deau” Aito Aoyagi, which was previously nominated for Japan’s Booksellers’ Award.
Actress Kanna Hashimoto, known for her roles in “Kingdom,” “Kingdom 2,” and the recent horror film “Re/Member,” takes on the lead role of Little Red, who becomes an unexpected detective in this quirky comedy. Yuko Araki from “Love Love Alien” stars as Cinderella. The cast also includes Takanori Iwata, Natsuna, Yumi Wakatsuki, Mirei Kiritani, and more. The film is directed Yuichi Fukuda, known for his work in comedies like “Kyou Kara Ore Wa!!”.
Fans of quirky comedies and fairy tale adaptations will be pleased to know that “Once Upon a Crime” will be available for streaming on Thursday, September 14, 2023, at 12:00 a.m. PT/3:00 a.m. ET. Viewers in the Mountain timezone can tune in at 1:00 a.m. MT, while those in the Central timezone can start watching at 2:00 a.m. CT.
The film is rated TV-PG, making it suitable for family movie nights. While it contains some mild fear, overall, it promises to be an entertaining and enjoyable experience for all.
Get ready to dive into the enchanting world of “Once Upon a Crime” on Netflix this Thursday. Don’t forget to add it to your watchlist and be notified when it premieres!
– “Once Upon a Crime – Date Announcement” (Netflix)