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Twitch Site: Ken Watanabe Offered Akira's Colonel Role

posted on 2011-11-23 00:15 EST
Warner, Gary Oldman unable to reach deal on same role in live-action film adaptation

The Twitch entertainment news site reported on Tuesday that Warner Brothers offered Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai, Batman Begins, Inception) the role of Colonel in the live-action film adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira manga. The site also reported that Warner and Gary Oldman, the previous actor approached for the role of Colonel, had been "unable to close the deal."

Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip.

[Via Collider, City On Fire]


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