Hollywood Casting Calls: Akira Live Action Movie

Two separate casting calls for the upcoming Akira live action movie have been announced through Actors Access, a website that occupies itself with hiring and finding opportunities for actors and actresses. The first one is of two lead roles, one male and one female, and the second of another lead male role. Both castings are located in Vancouver.The new movie is to be produced and developed by Warner Bros. and is expected to be a great hit and something very big. Some of the names that have been rumoured to participate in the film are Helena Bonham Carter, Gary Oldman and Keira Knightley as well as Garrett Hedlunt, Ezra Miller and Alden Ehrenreich.

I do know that most anime websites have been running like wild through all the rumours, but I am not that kind of a creature to gossip. I am just sharing when I do have real news and the casting calls are some great news!

 

The full quoted text of the email sent to the users of the website can be read below.

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 dÂ’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 Nivember 3 casting call goes 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 dÂ’Angerio, Emma Sands-Milsom
Start Date: March 2012
Location: Vancouver

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

Source: Anime News Network

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Cool! I start thinking I should go!