With the Jaume Collet-Sera helmed US remake of Akira now officially green lit the talk now turns to casting the beast. Word began to circulate late last week that Tron: Legacy star Garret Hedlund is in talks to play Kaneda and while Twitch is indeed hearing those talks are ongoing – albeit in the early stages – there are two other parts that are much more advanced.
Twitch has learned that Gary Oldman has been offered the role of Colonel while Helena Bonham Carter has been offered Lady Miyako.
We must bare in mind that they have only been offered the roles, and they haven’t been officially accepted.
Source: Twitch Film