Japanese actor Hiroyuki Sanada, recently seen in The Wolverine, is set to co-star opposite Halle Berry in CBS’ upcoming summer drama series Extant, from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin TV and CBS Studios. Created by Mickey Fisher, it centers on an astronaut (Berry) who returns home from a year-long solo mission in space and tries to reconnect with her husband and son in their everyday life. Her experiences in space and home lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history. Sanada will play a wealthy technological genius who put his wealth to work privatizing the world’s space programs into a single entity. The actor — repped by CAA, Axon Entertainment, Lighthouse Entertainment and Sheppard, Mullin — just finished voicing a character in Universal’s Despicable Me Minions spinoff and will next be seen as the chief Samurai Oishi in Universal Pictures’ 47 Ronin and the Weinstein Co’s The Railway Man.
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By NELLIE ANDREEVA | Friday November 8, 2013 @ 6:00pm PSTTags: Adam Huss, Extant, Hiroyuki Sanada, Katherine Narducci, Power, Sinqua Walls
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By NANCY TARTAGLIONE, International Editor | Friday April 27, 2012 @ 10:15am PDTTags: Hiroyuki Sanada, Nicole Kidman
As principal photography gears up for a Monday start on The Railway Man, Stellan Skarsgård and Hiroyuki Sanada have joined the cast. Colin Firth stars in the true story of Eric Lomax, a prisoner of war forced …