Release Date: 2020
Director: Andrew Levitas
Written by: David Kessler (screenplay), Andrew Levitas, Jason Forman, Stephen Deuters
Genre: Drama
Johnny as: W. Eugene Smith

Minamata is an upcoming drama movie which is based on the book Minamata by author Aileen Mioko Smith and war photographer Eugene Smith. HanWay Films is handling international sales and distribution on the film.

War photographer W. Eugene Smith travels back to Japan where he documents the devastating effect of mercury poisoning in coastal communities. The movie is directed by Andrew Levitas.


Johnny’s Role
Role: W. Eugene Smith
Famous American war photographer W. Eugene Smith and photojournalist, who has been described as “perhaps the single most important American photographer in the development of the editorial photo essay.” His major photo essays include World War II photographs and the pollution which damaged the health of the residents of Minamata in Japan.

Official Trailer

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Fact & Trivia

  • » On October 23, 2018 it was announced that Johnny will play W. Eugene Smith.
  • » Filming began in January 2019.
  • » Filming will take place in Japan, Serbia and Montenegro.
  • » The movie is based on the book with the same name Minamata by Aileen Mioko Smith and W. Eugene Smith.
  • » The release date is set to be somewhere in 2020.

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