Genre: DRAMA / ROMANCE
Release Dates: DECEMBER 9, 2005
Official Websites: sonypictures.com/movies/memoirsofageisha
Production Company: Columbia Pictures / DreamWorks SKG / Red Wagon / Spyglass Entertainment / Amblin Entertainment
Nitta Sayuri reveals how she transcended her fishing-village roots and became one of Japan’s most celebrated geisha.
Crew: Rob Marshall (director); Arthur Golden (based on his novel); Akiva Goldsman, Ron Bass, Robin Swicord and Doug Wright (screenwriters); Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher (producers); John DeLuca (co-producer); Leann Stonebreaker (associate producer); Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Bobby Cohen, Steven Spielberg and Patricia Whitcher (executive producers)
Cast: Ziyi Zhang as Sayuri Nitta, Ken Watanabe as The Chairman, Kôji Yakusho as Nobu, Michelle Yeoh as Mameha, Kaori Momoi as O-kami (the landlady), Youki Kudoh as O-Kabo (Pumpkin), Li Gong as Hatsumomo, Kenneth Tsang as General, Paul Adelstein as Lt. Hutchins, Brannon Bates as MP Soldier, Anthony Begonia as Kitonoyama, Michael Chen as Rickshaw Driver, Tsai Chin as Auntie, Chad Cleven as Drunken G.I., Carrie ‘CeCe’ Cline as Liz, Gelbert Coloma as Sumo Judge, Craig H. Davidson as Japanese fisherman, Cameron Duncan as Drunken Officer, Takayo Fischer as Tanizato Teahouse Owner, Samantha Futerman as Satsu, Togo Igawa as Tanaka, Thomas Ikeda as Bekku, Yurika Izumi as Kimono Woman, Randall Duk Kim as Dr. Crab, Michael Kuroiwa as Businessman, Jim Leung as The Youth, Ted Levine as Col. Derricks, Julia Ling as Maiko, Mako as Sakamoto and Danton Mew as Takamaya Servant
Studio: Sony Pictures
Film Fetish trivia:
Julyana Soelistyo was once considered for the role of Pumpkin
Maggie Cheung was considered for the role of Mameha.
Steven Spielberg, Brett Ratner, Spike Jonze and Kimberly Peirce all considered directing Memoirs of a Geisha.