Akira - Interesting Names Testing for Tetsuo
More possible Akira casting news coming in from the good folks over at The Hollywood Reporter... With Garret Hedlund playing Kaneda, the gang leader, and an offer out to Kristen Stewart to play Ky Reed, a woman who is part of an underground movement to expose the government for turning orphans into living weapons (she also may possess some abilities herself), the big question is who will play Tetsuo, the young man whose latent powers will release the powerful being known as Akira.
The story is set in a place called New Manhattan and follows two brothers, one the leader of a motorcycle gang, the other a younger man with telekinetic abilities who becomes a dangerous weapon. Here's the list of actors WB has in mind for the $90 million movie being directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (Orphan).
D.J. Cotrona (G.I.Joe 2: Retaliation), Logan Marshall-Green (Devil, Prometheus), Toby Kebbell (RocknRolla, War Horse), Richard Madden ("Game of Thrones"), Rami Malek (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 2), and Michael Pitt ("Boardwalk Empire") are all potentials, with Paul Dano (There Will Be Blood, Cowboys & Aliens) and Alden Ehrenreich (Tetro) retesting for the role.
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