Check out the official plot synopsis of The Outsider, the upcoming drama movie starring Jared Leto as a former American G.I. who joins the yakuza in post-WWII Japan:
“A lone wolf bathed in the neon lights of post-war Japan, U.S. Army deserter Nick Lowell (Jared Leto) is released from jail and unleashed on an unforgiving city. Standing before him: a nation in conflict where concrete streets are paved over old world traditions with the oil and blood of modern industry. Traditional Yakuza families – once heirs to the Samurai code – clash with their contemporary rivals, led by ruthless street thugs.
Aimless and haunted by regret, Nick sets out to repay a debt to his prison cellmate Kiyoshi (Tadanobu Asano) and the old Osaka family that bought his freedom. An unlikely student of the rituals and teachings of old Yakuza, Nick’s ruthless drive drags him deeper and deeper into the Japanese underworld, where a forbidden love affair threatens his brotherhood. When war breaks out with a rival crime family, it’s Nick’s unflinching loyalty and warrior instincts that protect his new family in the face of annihilation.”
Besides Jared Leto, the film is also starring Tadanobu Asano. It is directed by Martin Zandvliet based on a script by John Linson and Andrew Baldwin. There’s no official release date yet.
Just a picture of a prison cell from the set:
Solitary confinement that thing must be really awful…
Stay tuned with us for more details about the movie The Outsider.