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Kristen Stewart In Talks For Akira!

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Kristen Stewart is certainly keeping busy!

The actress, who recently wrapped the Twilight franchise and Snow White & The Huntsman, is reportedly in advanced talks for director Jaume Collet-Serra's epic based on the Katsuhiro Otomo graphic novel Akira, alongside castmembers Garrett Hedlund and Gary Oldman!

If all goes as planned, she'll be playing female lead Kei in two films, which will each encompass the plot of three books in the series!

We don't know too much about the source material, so we'll ask:

What do U think?? Is KStew a good choice for the part of Kei?

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25 comments to “Kristen Stewart In Talks For Akira!”



  1. 1

    Um… shouldn't they be Japanese actors playing these parts?



  2. 2

    I know the source material very well and think she isn't going to do well in it. She doesn't have a strong enough presence to hold down Kei and do it right. I also don't think the movie will be done right. The bike redesigns, horrible script, westernization of the settings and plot make it bad but her being added makes it worse. The original movie and manga were innovative and revolutionized anime and how dubbing is done. I'm personally sick of Hollywood trying to make a quick buck on good series and not doing them the justice they deserve. The movie will probably do good in the box office because of the cast but they production company will lose millions of dollars by "shitting" on fans.



  3. 3

    Re: Ritechappy – HA!! We wish their not going to hire Japanese people their going to fuck over this movie just like they did with Dragon Ball. More people should follow Angelina Jolie and hire people correctly

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    Re: Ritechappy – These are cartoon characters- they have an universal face- can be white or black or Oriental or whatever. They are not real- how many Cindarallas or Santas are out there?
    How can anybody be fit or unfit to play a cartoon chracter? You make is as you go- there is no right or wrong. Let Japanese make their own version.



  5. 5

    Re: Ritechappy – Agreed! I like Kristen and Garrett, but I don't have good vibes about this whole project.



  6. 6

    White people with asian names/characters??????????????????? WTF!



  7. 7

    Re: Astor – so if the next spider man, batman, and superman were black, Greek, and Persian you think america would just except it? NO! Just like books "cartoon" character are given an identity a race and a background story. It's what makes them and defines who they are. PLUS the manga takes place IN TOKYO!!!! How many Americans are just randomly in Tokyo fighting a resistance!! lol Preze posted something earlier about some white kids wearing a black face well if that is a crime than this should be too!!



  8. 8

    NO! Why do they always OD the stereotype? She was barely passable as Bella, people loved the character enough to embrace the actor playing her (LikeSMG / Buffy) — but simple put she does not cut it. Find someone fresh… please!!



  9. 9

    yay! another racially inaccurate remake of a Japanese claassic! good on you hollywood!



  10. 10

    This is OFFICIALLY the END of the world. Forget what the Mayans said… this is a sign of the apocalypse. NONE of the stars that are in talks, or have been confirmed, for Akira are good choices. I mean, come on! This movie should not be in the hands of an American studio… look what happened with Final Fantasy - with Dragon Ball … I could go on… Bah! I am not happy with how this is progressing…



  11. 11

    Sure why not.



  12. 12

    yea yea we get it, the akira fans are pissed as fuck about the whole thing. but as far as kristen being added to the mix, you guys just need to chill and wait till spring of 2012 when the movie adaptation of Jack Kerouac's "On The Road" comes out before you guys shoot down both garrett and kristen. kristen's character in the movie is going to be garrett's wife so once the movie comes out, everybody will get a better understanding of garrett and kristen's chemistry as a couple and separately as actors dealing with roles that have alot of depth and importance in american literature history. plus On The Road is definitely gonna be a frontrunner for the 2013 academy awards so this will be a good little guide for anyone that is skeptic about akira's main characters.



  13. 13

    KRISTEN STEWART always looks like she doesn't FIT in.



  14. 14

    Japanese with American actors? Yea that seems about right. NOT! Can't they cast Asian actors for this? Chow Yun Fat, Jet Li, Gong li,Lucy Liu(Love Her), Michele Yeoh, Jackie Chan, Ziyi Zhang just to name a few. Get it together.



  15. 15

    Ugh they are white washing again hard core fans are not gonna like this look what happened with Dragon Ball and dare I say it Avatar the last Air Bender ahhhhh. No just say No Kristen.



  16. 16

    Uhm heck no! This girl CAN NOT ACT! I don't know why people keep casting her!!



  17. 17

    WTF??? You really going to ruin that fucking anime by putting such a horrible actress in there? Damn way to just get attention from the twilight fans then actually caring about the quality of your material.. anything to sell these days.. all about money.. fucking hate her uhg… not seeing it then.. ruined..



  18. 18

    Re: sweetness16 – Do you even know Akira? She and the other actors don't make sense at all for the roles.. and I hope you know that i like many others have seen her in other movies and gave her chances.. and she is just a one not, very terrible in twilight too actress.. and academy awards.. wow.. that's is a big ass stretch .. what are you going to say when she doesn't make it there? She was cheated? Yeah.. i'll stick to reality…



  19. 19

    Re: Ritechappy – japanese actors???? are you crazy? the world ( starting from the US) doesn't want to see non-white people anywhere on tv! they're cutting all the minorities they can from tv and movies. apparently minorities can transmit leper through the media… btw: I'm being ironic and defending minorities, just to make things clear.



  20. 20

    Would have watched it, now I won't.



  21. 21

    Huh?what?I'm confused.Um.I don't think Kristen would be right for this movie.because she's got Breaking Dawn:Part 1 coming out tomorrow,Snow White and the Huntsman coming out next summer and other projects lined up.so if I were her,I would just stick with what I have.and there's a word for people who work too much.I think it's called work overload.



  22. 22

    I am still scratching my head trying to figure out why she has ever been cast for any movie… she is the worst actress I have ever seen. Ugh, hope she goes away soon. I can not possibly sit through another one of her movies.



  23. 23

    Even putting aside the fact that she's not Oriental and the character is, "KStew" is a terrible actress.This movie already has nothing going for it(Akira fans are disappointed with the casting so far, with Ezra Miller being the only good possible choice), but should Kristen get the part, it'll certainly have something going against it. She really has no star power outside of Twilight; they should at least get someone who can act.



  24. 24

    ew this girl is an emo loser. so ugly



  25. 25

    Re: Bloody Jenny – im not saying that shes being considered for an oscar cause that IS one big of a fucking stretch, the MOVIE is being considered as well as garrett's performance as neal cassady aka dean moriarty. and im not a dumbass, BELIEVE ME, i know the lack of talent she has but hey, if francis ford coppola sees something in her to be cast in his fucking movie, then maybe theres a glimmer of hope. On The Road will ultimately be her make it or break it movie. if she effs up that huge movie, then shes truly hopeless. then again, do any of you guys know that kristen has never actually taken acting classes? that probably explains alot >_>