Go-Go Yubari -- while the name might not be remembered by all, the character still is. She was the tough-as-nails schoolgirl in Kill Bill. Remember her now? You know the one -- long hair, school uniform, white knee socks, and that chained morning star. Even if you haven't seen the movie, you've seen her around -- every Halloween lots of schoolgirl outfits hit the streets in an easy, sinister twist on the classic costume. Now Chiaki Kuriyama, the girl who played Go-Go, is getting ready for a new film, which has her hanging up her weapon for a role with much less violence.

Variety reports that the actress will star in a movie called GS Wonderland, a film about the '60s pop scene in Japan. But she won't be playing a cute, girly pop star. Her character "poses as a man to get a gig as keyboardist with a Group Sounds band -- a made-in-Japan pop movement inspired by the Beatles and other mid-1960s Brit bands." Ryuichi Honda will direct the film, and it also stars Ittoku Kishibe (Zatoichi), who used to be part of the Tigers, a Group Sounds band. Also, if you are into that music scene, the soundtrack will feature new, original songs by Jun Hashimoto and Kyohei Tsutsumi, a duo behind many Group Sounds hits. Lots of GS goodness, just like the name suggests. I've got no clue about the music or the scene, but I'd bite to see Kuriyama pose as a man and go pop, how about you?
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