Jamie Lee Curtis had expressed her desire to join the cast of the One Piece live-action series to play the role of Kureha in a recent Instagram post. This post took social media platforms by storm as fans were excited by the prospect of Curtis being a part of the live-action team, especially considering the fact that she was a huge fan of the franchise.
Naturally, in a not so surprising but surely exciting development, one of the showrunners of Netflix’s One Piece live-action series, Matt Owens, responded to Jamie Lee Curtis’ request for the role.
Affectionately addressing the actress as “Mommy dearest,” he assured her that there was no need for lobbying around, and that once the strike sucesfully concludes, they’ll talk.
Matt also hinted on a figure they send her, indicating that there might already be discussions underway regarding her involvement in the series.
“Mommy dearest, that’s why we sent you that figure! No need to lobby. Once we get what we deserve and get back to work let’s talk!”
Netflix’s live action adaptation of One Piece started streaming on the platform from Aug 31, 2023. A second season was announced in a special interview featuring Eiichiro Oda.
The cast includes Iñaki Godoy, who portrays Monkey D. Luffy, Emily Rudd as Nami, Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro, Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp, and Taz Skylar will play Sanji. Colton Osorio will portray a young Luffy.
Furthermore, Peter Gadiot plays Shanks, Morgan Davies as Koby, Ilia Isorelýs Paulino as Alvida, Aidan Scott as Helmeppo, Jeff Ward as Buggy, McKinley Belcher III as Arlong, and Vincent Regan as Garp.
The other cast members include:
- Alexander Maniatis as Klahadore
- Steven Ward as Mihawk
- Craig Fairbrass as Chef Zeff
- Langley Kirkwood as Captain Morgan
- Celeste Loots as Kaya
- Chioma Umeala as Nojiko
It was previously revealed that the original Japanese voice actors will be returning to portray their characters for the Japanese dub of the live-action adaptation
The live-action will be adapting the East-Blue Saga from the One Piece manga and then “broaden from there”. Matt Owens will serve as the upcoming show’s writer, while Steven Maeda and Becky Clements will be executive producers along with Eiichiro Oda.
The soundtrack for the live action, titled “Wealth, Fame, Power,” is composed by Sonya Belousova and Giona Ostinelli, best known for their work on “The Witcher“.
Netflix will exclusively stream the series, produced by Tomorrow Studios, a partnership between producer Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios.
The live action adaptation was under production in South Africa since Feb 1, 2022.