With the news that Warner Bros. has given the live action version of Akira the green light, all sorts of casting rumors, etc., have begun swirling about. First up to the plate …
Twitch Film is reporting that Gary Oldman has been offered the role of the Colonel while Helena Bonham-Carter has been offered Lady Miyako in Jaume Collet-Sera’s US remake of Akira. Mind you, this is not official but still pretty interesting. Look for a solid announcement either way soon.
With a green light in place, the studio can begin shopping for the two male leads; Tron: Legacy star Garrett Hedlund is considered a front-runner. Both Warner and Collett-Sera have been keen on the actor but had to wait for a green light to make their move.
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