Child actress Ashida Mana (7) is setting aside her cute image to take on her first “villain role.” She has been added to the cast of the “LIAR GAME: Saisei” movie that is being released next year, playing a member of the organization going against the protagonist played by Matsuda Shota (26).
Last month, plans for the new movie were first revealed, with actress Tabe Mikako (22) taking over the heroine role instead of Toda Erika. The movie continues with the story from the previous drama series and movie, as the defeated Liar Game organization revives the game with the goal of getting revenge against the swindler Akiyama Shinichi (Matsuda).
Ashida will play the cool Alice, who works for the organization. It is said that Ashida will be holding back her trademark smile for the role.
The movie is currently filming in Ibaraki. Theatrical release is scheduled for March 3, 2012.