HBO to Air Elisabeth Moss-Starring ‘Tokyo Project’ From Lena Dunham

Writer-director Richard Shepard previously worked with Dunham on HBO’s “Girls”

Last Updated: August 30, 2017 @ 10:38 AM

HBO will air “Tokyo Project,” a short film starring Elisabeth Moss that debuted at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.

It was written, directed and produced by Richard Shepard, who directed 12 episodes of HBO’s “Girls.”

“Tokyo Project,” airing Oct. 14 with a 30-minute runtime, is set in the title city and follows a mysterious romance between two strangers as they explore Tokyo’s nightlife. “Girls” executive producers Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner are executive producers of the short.

“This was a true labor of love,” Shepard said. “Shooting in Tokyo with this perfect cast and crew. And to have it end up at HBO is my dream come true. HBO has always been so supportive of my creative work. It’s a perfect outcome.”

Ebon Moss-Bachrach (“Girls”) and Shu Kakizawa round out the cast with Moss, currently Emmy-nominated for “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

Dunham and Konner’s company, A Casual Romance, is producing with Priority Pictures. Karen J. Lauder is an executive producer, and Stacey Reiss is a producer.

“Tokyo Project” debuts Saturday, Oct. 14, at 10 p.m. ET on HBO. 

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