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It was announced that the second live-action film adaption of Mari Yamazaki’s Thermae Romae manga will come to theaters next year. The film will begin shooting in April and will open nationwide during Japan's Golden Week string of holidays in spring 2014. The film’s main cast members remains the same, including star Hiroshi Abe as Lucius, Aya Ueto as Yamakoshi. Hideki Takeuchi (Nodame Cantabile live action TV and films) directs the film. Actor Hiroshi Abe . The film is being shot on location in Bulgaria and not in Rome like the first film was. The film's staff are constructing a full-scale replica set of the Colosseum for the film. Thermae Romae (テルマエ・ロマエ Terumae Romae?), is a Japanese comedy manga series by Mari Yamazaki. It won the third Manga Taishō[1] and the Short Story Award at the 14th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize. The story follows a Roman architect named Lucius, who time-travels to various modern-day baths in Japan. so in order to commemorate the upcoming live-action, there will be a contest named “Flat-face photo contest” (In Thermae Romae, Lucius Modestus calls the Japanese people as "flat-faced slaves"). The contestant must be 60 years of age or older to participate in this contest. The contest will select a grand prize winner . The grand prize winner will receive a 100.000 yen cash prize and make guest appearance on Thermae RomaeII.