By Karli Winata / December 17th, 2013
The English voice cast for The Wind Rises has been revealed. Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises, Looper) leads the cast as Jiro Horikoshi, the aeronautics engineer at the center of the story. He is joined by Emily Blunt as his ailing love interest, Nahoko Satomi. They’re not the only recognizable names on the cast list. Take a look at the full list below.
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt – Jiro Horikoshi
- Emily Blunt – Nahoko Satomi
- John Krasinski – Honjo, Jiro’s college friend and fellow aviation engineer
- Martin Short – Kurokawa, Jiro’s boss
- Stanley Tucci – Caproni, famous Italian airplane creator
- Mandy Patinkin -Hattori, Mitsubishi senior designer
- William H. Macy – Satomi, Nahoko’s father
- Werner Herzog – Castorp
- Mae Whitman – Kayo, Jiro’s younger sister, as well as Kinu, Nahoko’s caretaker
- Jennifer Grey – Mrs. Kurokawa
- Darren Criss – Katayama, one of Jiro’s engineering colleagues
- Elijah Wood – Sone, Jiro’s friend
- Ronan Farrow – Mitsubishi employee
So when you watch the English dubbed version, yes, you did just hear Frodo talking to Cobra Commander.
The Wind Rises has been nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film. An Oscar nomination is also not out of the question as well. The Wind Rises hits theaters on February 21, 2014.
The Wind Rises