Helena Bonham Carter Undecided on Live-Action Akira Film
posted on by Egan Loo
Actress Helena Bonham-Carter (A Room with a View, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, The King's Speech) told MTV News on Wednesday that she has not decided whether to be in Warner's live-action film adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira manga. The actress spoke with MTV News on the red carpet at The 2011 Britannia Awards in Los Angeles:
I have read the script, and I haven't really decided yet. I don't know yet what I'm going to do next. […] I'm not really going to talk about it until I've decided whether to do it or not.
The Twitch entertainment news site reported in October that she had been offered the role of Lady Miyako. Acting Auditions, an employment resource for actors, listed her in the role, but provided no source for the listing.
Twitch also reported last month that Warner Brothers offered Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai, Batman Begins, Inception) and Kristen Stewart (Twilight, The Runaways, Snow White and the Huntsman) the roles of Colonel and Ky, respectively. The Hollywood Reporter trade magazine reported last month that Garrett Hedlund (Tron: Legacy, Country Strong, Friday Night Lights) was in negotiations with Warner Bros. for the role of Kaneda.
Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip