Stewart Offered AKIRA Role (Mania.com)

By:Jarrod Sarafin
Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Source: Twitch

Kristen Stewart may have her name attached to yet another popular property very soon. Twitch is reporting the actress who led the Twilight series and will soon play the title character in Snow White and the Huntsman has been offered the role of Kei for Warner Bros. Pictures' live-action Akira movie. If she agrees to tackle the role, she could be starring opposite Garrett Hedlund, Gary Oldman and Helena Bonham Carter.

While all the actors are still considered unconfirmed as of right now, Hedlund is reportedly the front-runner to play Kaneda and Oldman is likely for the role of the Colonel. Helena Bonham Carter's role is undisclosed at this moment and there has been rumors that Keira Knightley is also up for the role of Kei. Helmer Jaume Collet-Serra (Unknown) will direct from a screenplay by Harry Potter writer Steve Kloves.

Plot Concept: "Akira" is based on anime artist Katsuhiro Otomo's six-volume graphic novel masterwork. The film is said to take place in "New Manhattan," a metropolis that was rebuilt after being destroyed 31 years ago. The famous motorcycle will also definitely be a part of the film.

 


 


 



Series: Akira Live-Action