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'The Wind Rises' Dub Takes Flight with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt

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Dec 17, 2013 | 11:57am EST

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The English dub of Hayao Miyazaki's  The Wind Rises is finally taking flight, and there's a load of A-list talent on board for the ride, including the likes of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, and John Krasinski.

Said to be his final film, Miyazaki ended his decades long career with a graceful swan song that tells the true story of Jiro Horikoshi, a young man with dreams of flight. Jiro would eventually becomes the aeronautical engineer that designs the fighter planes that Japan would go on to use during the second World War. The cast features a wide range of talented performers, and it seems like many of the actors simply couldn't pass up the chance to be a part of Miyazaki's last directoral project. While speaking about the film, Gordon-Levitt said that The Wind Rises was "clearly the work of someone who's a master at their craft." Hopefully, Gordon-Levitt and the rest of the English-speaking cast can do justice to Miyazaki's final project.  The full cast list is below:

Joseph Gordon-Levitt — main character Jiro Horikoshi

Emily Blunt — love interest Nahoko Satomi

John Krasinski — Honjo, Jiro's college pal and fellow aviation engineer

Martin Short — Kurokawa, Jiro's grumpy boss

Stanley Tucci — Caproni, Italian airplane creator

Mandy Patinkin — Hattori, senior designer at Mitsubishi

William H. Macy — Satomi, Nahoko's father

Werner Herzog — the mysterious 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, another of Jiro's colleagues

Ronan Farrow — Mitsubishi employee

Elijah Wood — Sone, another of Jiro's colleagues

Ronan Farrow — Mitsubishi employee

(Via USA Today)

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