Matthew McConaughey Ventures Into Japan's Suicide Forest in Gus Van Sant's Upcoming Drama

‘The Sea of Trees’ co-stars academy-award nominees Naomi Watts and Ken Watanabe.

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Aokigahara Forest, otherwise known as the “The Sea of Trees,” is the setting of the upcoming film with the same name. Famed director Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, Milk, Elephant) envisions the lost souls of Matthew McConaughey and Ken Watanabe within the vast forest at the base of Japan’s most iconic landmark: Mt. Fuji. There, Arthur Brennan and Takumi Nakamura must come to terms with their struggles in life through self reflection, while dealing with both emotional and physical survival needs within the haunted grounds of Japan’s notorious suicide forest. Naomi Watts co-stars in the upcoming drama that will, as with all Gus Van Sant films, challenge the life decisions within all who experience his work.

The Sea of Trees premieres on August 26 in theaters.

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