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Japan's BAND-MAID Cast in New Netflix Thriller 'Kate,' Signs with Live Nation & UTA

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Japanese rock band BAND-MAID has been tapped to appear in a new Netflix action thriller called Kate, currently in production.

Produced by the creators of Deadpool 2, Kate is helmed by Oscar-nominated film director and visual effects artist Cedric Nicolas-Troyan (Snow White and the Huntsman, Maleficent) and written by Umair Aleem (Extraction).

Mary Elizabeth Winstead stars as a female assassin and the cast lists leading Japanese stars Tadanobu Asano, Jun Kunimura, and guitarist/actor MIYAVI. BAND-MAID will appear as themselves in the narrative.

The five-member all-female rockers recently signed with Live Nation and United Talent Agency to represent them outside of their home country. UTA represents numerous major music acts including Guns N' Roses and Muse, and other Japanese bands with solid global following such as ONE OK ROCK and BABYMETAL.

BAND-MAID is set to drop their new album, CONQUEROR, on Dec. 11.


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