HBO Max crime series Tokyo Vice from filmmaker Destin Daniel Cretton (Just Mercy, Shang-Chi) starring Ansel Elgort has reportedly added Oscar-nominated Japanese actor Ken Watanabe via Deadline.

Watanabe will play Hiroto Katagiri, a detective in the organized crime division of the Tokyo Police Department who is also a father-figure to Jake (Elgort) throughout the series as he helps guide him along the thin and often precarious line between the cops and the world of organized crime.

Ken is best known Stateside for his work in Hollywood blockbusters such as Batman Begins, Godzilla, Inception, Detective Pikachu, and The Last Samurai.

The series is expected to be 10-episodes.


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