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Tokyo Vice : Exclusive Interview with Creator J.T. Rogers and Director/Executive Producer Alan Poul

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J. T. Rogers is an American Playwright who lives in New York. Rogers’s plays include OsloBlood and GiftsThe OverwhelmingWhite People, and Madagascar. In 2017, Rogers’ Oslo won the Tony Award for Best Play, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, the Obie Award for Best New American Theatre Work,the Lucile Lortel Award for Best Play, the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Broadway Play, and the drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Play. Rogers is the creator, writer and showrunner for the HBO Max television series Tokyo Vice , starring Ansel Elgort and Ken Watanabe. 

Alan Mark Poul is an American film and television producer and director. Poul served as  Executive Producer for the HBO original series, Six Feet Under, on which he made his directing debut. He directed four episodes of the series from seasons two through five.He later directed the pilot for CBS’ series Swingtown, of which he directed a total of four episodes. He also directed the 2010 CBS Films romantic comedy The Back-Up Plan, originally titled Plan B.

He signed a new deal with HBO in April 2011. He was an executive producer of Aaron Sorkin‘s The Newsroom. He also directed five episodes of the show in the first two seasons. Poul was an executive producer on Tokyo Vice and directed its final episode, Yoshino. He is fluent in Japanese. 

Tokyo Vice

Synopsis : In 1999, American journalist Jake Adelstein has relocated to Tokyo and must pass a written exam in Japanese to have the chance to join the staff of a major Japanese newspaper. He succeeds in becoming their first foreign-born journalist and starts at the very bottom. Taken under the wing of a veteran detective in the vice squad, he starts to explore the dark and dangerous world of the Japanese yakuza.

Creator: J.T. Rogers

Starring: Ansel Elgort, Ella Rumpf, Hideaki Ito, Ken Watanabe, Rachel Keller

TV Network: Max

Premiere Date: Apr 7, 2022

Genre: Crime

Executive producers: J.T. Rogers, Ansel Elgort, Alan Poul, John Lesher, Emily Gerson Saines, Destin Daniel Cretton, Ken Watanabe, Michael Mann, Jake Adelstein, Kayo Washio, Brad Caleb Kane

Here’s the trailer of the series.

Nobuhiro Hosoki
Nobuhiro Hosokihttps://www.cinemadailyus.com
Nobuhiro Hosoki grew up watching American films since he was a kid; he decided to go to the United States thanks to seeing the artistry of Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange.” After graduating from film school, he worked as an assistant director on TV Tokyo’s program called "Morning Satellite" at the New York branch office but he didn’t give up on his interest in cinema. He became a film reporter for via Yahoo Japan News. In that role, he writes news articles, picks out headliners for Yahoo News, as well as interviewing Hollywood film directors, actors, and producers working in the domestic circuit in the USA. He also does production interviews for Japanese distributors of American films and for in-theater on-sale programs. He is now the editor-in-chief of Cinemadailyus.com while continuing his work for Japan.

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