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Akira Casting Calls for Yamagata, Tetsuo, Ky Listed

posted on 2011-11-08 13:00 EST
Live-action Warner film looks for Japanese-American Yamagata, Tetsuo & Ky of any ethnicity

The Actors Access, a website for acting employment opportunities, posted casting calls for two characters in Appian Way and Warner Brothers' live-action Akira film on October 24. The site posted another casting call for a third character on November 3.

The October 24 casting call goes as follows:

Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, 4:59 PM Pacific
AKIRA
Feature Film
SAG

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Feature Film Writer: David James Kelly
Producers: Appian Way
Casting Director: Ronna Kress
SAG Casting Assistant: Hannah d’Angerio
Start Date: March 2012
Location: Vancouver

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[ TETSUO ]
Male; any ethnicity, 20-25 years old; strung out, intense, street rat. (LEAD)
[ KY ]
Female; 20-30 years old; any ethnicity; tough, sexy, strong willed, street savvy. (LEAD)


The November 3 casting call is as follows:

Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, 10:24 AM Pacific
Addendum to 10/24 4:59 PM
AKIRA (Additional Role)
Feature Film
SAG

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Writer: David James Kelly
Producers: Appian Way
Casting Director: Ronna Kress
Casting Assistant: Hannah d’Angerio, Emma Sands-Milsom
Start Date: March 2012
Location: Vancouver

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[ YAMAGATA ]
Male, 20 to 30 years old, Japanese-American. (LEAD)


The Hollywood Reporter entertainment trade magazine reported on Friday that Ezra Miller and Alden Ehrenreich are among the top contenders for the pivotal role of Tetsuo in this live-action film adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira manga. Garrett Hedlund (Tron: Legacy) is in talks for the other lead role of Kaneda, which The Hollywood Reporter described as Tetsuo's "older brother" in Warner's film. The Twitch website and The Hollywood Reporter previously said that Helena Bonham Carter (The King's Speech), Gary Oldman (Dark Knight trilogy), and Keira Knightley (Pirates of the Caribbean films) have all been approached for roles.

According to Variety, the film's current story goes as follows: "Set in New Manhattan, the cyberpunk sci-fi epic follows the leader of a biker gang who must save his friend, discovered with potentially destructive psychokinetic abilities, from government medical experiments."

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