We have cast Sumo Talent and worked as consultants on many entertainment projects, worldwide. Our Sumo Wrestlers have appeared in over 20 films, 250 television shows, 300+ TV commercials, 500+ live events, and numerous other public appearances. Our sumo network extends globally, with elite sumo competitors throughout the planet. Check out some of the greatest sumo events and sumo performers in the world!
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“John Wick Chapter 2” — Thunder Road Pictures (February, 2017 release):
Watch 600-pound YAMA (the “Sumo Assassin”) get into a fight with Keanu Reeves! This is serious.
“Zoolander 2” — Paramount Pictures (February, 2016 release):
We booked “YAMA”, the Heaviest Japanese Sumo Wrestler in History (600 pounds), to make a cameo in this comedy sequel.
“47 Ronin” -– Universal Pictures (December, 2013 release):
We booked and managed one of the supporting lead actors (a sumo-sized role), starring alongside Keanu Reeves, for this epic re-make of the Japanese classic.
“Ocean’s 13” — Warner Bros. (June, 2007 release):
Although the sumo scene in the film was severely trimmed, we actually brought over a dozen sumo wrestlers, from several states in the U.S., as well as from Japan and Mongolia, to star in the fight scenes and rituals. We worked on the entire sumo set, costuming, prop design, casting, choreography, and much more.
“Memoirs of a Geisha” — Columbia Pictures (December, 2005 release):
This acclaimed film features a dramatic sumo scene, with remarkable visuals. We are proud to have worked on the film with costuming, casting, choreography, technical advice, set construction, art department, translating, research, directing sumo wrestlers on set, procuring sumo gear, and more. Don’t miss the sumo interview with our staff on the “Memoirs of a Geisha” bonus DVD.