Saturday, November 5, 2011

At Least The Cast Of 'Akira' Is Shaping Up To Be Solid | Casting Call

(Splashpage) According to reports, Warner Bros., the studio behind the next Batman film, are after Oldman to join the live-action adaptation of Katsuhiro Ohtomo's "Akira," as the Colonel.

Reports from earlier in the week confirmed that "Tron: Legacy" star Garrett Hedlund was in talks to star as Kaneda in the film version directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. Deadline states that Oldman is Warner Bros.'s number one choice for the role. It was also rumored earlier this week that Oldman's "Harry Potter" co-star, Helena Bonham Carter, was approached for the role of Lady Miyako, and additionally, the Hollywood Reporter mentioned that Keira Knightley was also offered a role.

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