Once Upon a Crime release date, cast, synopsis, trailer, and more

Once Upon a CrimeImage Courtesy Netflix
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If you’re a fan of fairytales such as Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood, then you must check out Once Upon a Crime on Netflix. It’s about these fairytale characters but puts a chilling twist on the fairytales that we all know. There’s a murder mystery, and Cinderella and Little Red Riding must work together to solve it.

Once Upon a Crime is an upcoming Japanese fantasy film directed by Yuichi Fukuda. Additionally, it’s a movie adaptation of the original book Little Red Riding Hood Meets a Corpse on Her Journey (Akazukin, Tabi no Tochu de Shitai to Deau) by Aito Aoyagi.

It’s been a long time coming, but soon people will be able to set their eyes on a movie that will take them on a thrilling journey full of twists of turns. So, when is the fantasy film landing on Netflix? We shared the official release date and everything else you need to know about Once Upon a Crime right below.

Once Upon a Crime release date

Get ready because the fantasy movie is scheduled to arrive on Netflix on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023. Like most Netflix releases, the film will drop at 12:00 a.m. PT/3:00 a.m. ET on this date. Also, if you’re in the Central time zone, you’re looking at a release time of 2:00 a.m. CT.

Once Upon a Crime cast

Kanna Hashimoto stars in the leading role of Little Red Riding Hood. This is her second Netflix project, with the Japanese horror flick Re/Member being her first. She also had roles in other Japanese movies like Assassination ClassroomI WishGintamaKaguya-sama: Love Is War, Kingdom and The Violence Action.

Yuko Araki plays the role of Cinderella. She’s known for her previous roles in the Japanese TV shows Itsuka Tiffany de Chôshoku woIeuru onnaLove Love Alien1,000,000 yen no OnnatachiSuits: Sûtsu and Roppongi Class. She also had roles in the Japanese movies Evil and the Mask and See Hear Love.

Here’s who’s in the cast below:

  • Kanna Hashimoto as Little Red Riding Hood
  • Yuko Araki as Cinderella
  • Takanori Iwata as The Prince
  • Natsuna
  • Yumi Wakatsuki
  • Mirei Kiritani
  • Tsuyoshi Muro
  • Masaki Kaji
  • Tomoharu Hasegawa
  • Atsuhiro Inukai
  • Mizuki Yamamoto
  • Midoriko Kimura
  • Miki Maya
  • Jiro Sato

Once Upon a Crime synopsis

Here’s what the film is about via Netflix Media Center:

"Once Upon a Crime follows a story of Little Red Riding Hood who takes on the role of a detective to solve the intriguing case of “Cinderella.”The plot is both daring and imaginative, with Red Riding Hood as the intrepid protagonist on a mission to uncover the culprit of a crime set in the enchanting world of a beloved fairy tale."

Once Upon a Crime photos

Check out these official production stills of Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and the Prince from the film!

Once Upon a Crime
Once Upon a CrimeImage Courtesy Netflix /
Once Upon a Crime
Once Upon a CrimeImage Courtesy Netflix /
Once Upon a Crime
Once Upon a CrimeImage Courtesy Netflix /

Once Upon a Crime trailer

On Aug. 7, Netflix dropped the official trailer for the fantasy movie. Take a look at it below for a sneak peek.

Make sure to check out Once Upon a Crime, landing on Netflix on Sept. 14.

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