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Stewart Offered AKIRA Role

Kristen Stewart may play Kei in Akira film.

By Jarrod Sarafin     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.





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reek 11/16/2011 9:48:59 AM

Is it just me or does anyone else not understand why this chick is working.  She might be a lovely human being for all I know but her performances are wooden, she is pretty for an average girl but not "tentpole movie hot" and her perpetually vacant stare annoys the hell out of me.  So AKIRA for her now?  What?Tthey couldn't get Keannu so they needed another "actor" who, in a sane world, would also be working at the mall.  So far casting Tron Jr. and now Twilight princess has me very nervous about this movie.

jedibanner 11/16/2011 10:27:01 AM

Reek...not too sure, she's a really good actress but stuck in stupid movies (except the one where it's a biography of Joan Jett).

Let's face it...Twilight isn't the best type of movies to show's for girls who want teenager love stories...not much acting in there. She looks great in this upcoming movie of Snow White and I'm not worried for her.

BUT...she should NOT be attached to anything called Akira and if she's smart, she will skip this oen (and I have a feeling she will...hopefully).

RaithManan 11/16/2011 10:33:53 AM

Casting Kristen Stewart as Kei is like trying to cast WWE's Sheamus as Ghandi.  STOP IT!!!  Stewart is about as interesting as watching paint dry.....she is THAT BORING and that uncharasmatic.

spiderhero 11/16/2011 10:53:13 AM

Raith: I have seen some VERY charasmatic paint dry. Stewart is much less interesting.

phatts7734 11/16/2011 11:02:32 AM

They are going to screw the pooch on this one.

alienstatue 11/16/2011 12:22:04 PM

Stewart reminds me of a young Neve Campbell, where it looks like she's hyperventilating in any scene where she has dialog. She was a little better in the Joan Jett biopic, but not that much better. And regarding the Snow White trailer, she looks great costume-wise in the trailer, but she doesn't say a single word in the trailer! Hahaha. Studios know they need to keep her mouth shut. Look at the new twilight trailer, she says one word in the whole thing. The only reason she's getting gigs is because of the success of Twilight. Twilight blew up her image, she'll be getting roles easily for the next couple of years.

Duckbeaver 11/16/2011 1:03:20 PM

 I'm still trying to figure out why we need a live-action Akira to begin with.

Wiseguy 11/16/2011 3:20:43 PM

I'll watch Stewart as long as she's in a film I want to see. She's attractive enough and not a bad actress. I think folk are letting their Twilight hate cloud their judgement

violator14 11/17/2011 12:04:41 AM

 Oh please keep Stewart away from our genre films.....

Mayhem101878 11/17/2011 5:55:31 AM

I have to agree with you Wiseguy, I think they are letting their Twilight hate cloud. She has been in other movies other than Twilight and some of them are supposed to be great movies, I have'nt seen some of them yet. Regardless I think she is a decent actress and would love to see her in more movies.

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