Zhou Dongyu and Luhan will lead the Chinese movie adaptation of 5 Centimeters Per Second.
The adaptation derives from the original anime drama film, which has received a high rating of 8.08 on MyAnimeList. It also won the 2007 Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Animated Feature Film.
The plot follows two friends who separate after one moves to a different city, as each struggles to reconcile their new lives with their memories of each other, according to MyAnimeList.
Zijian Dong, a 23-year-old actor, will produce the Chinese adaptation of the movie. He is Luhan’s classmate, according to Mango Star News. He has also starred with Zhou Dongyu in the 2015 coming-of-age film The Ark of Mr. Chow.
Makoto Shinkai, the scriptwriter for the original movie, has also written Your Name, a 2016 anime movie which has received a rating of 9.34 — and the number 1 spot — on MyAnimeList.