Twilight star lined up for Akira?

News Simon Brew 16 Nov 2011 - 10:11

Kristen Stewart may be making the jump from the world of Twilight to the world of Akira...

Things are pressing ahead on the live action remake of Akira. Unknown director Jaume Collet-Sera is on board to direct, and Garrett Hedlund is being touted for the lead role in the film, that of Kaneda.

And Twitch Film is now reporting that Kristen Stewart has been offered a part, too.

Stewart is being lined up for the role of Kei, who becomes the romantic interest for Kaneda, although there’s no indication yet as to whether she’s accepting it or not at this stage.

We like Kristen Stewart as an actress (check out Adventureland), but the news of her involvement we suspect isn’t going to quell the concerns many have regarding Hollywood getting its paws on something as iconic as Akira. We’ll just have to see how this pans out in the months ahead...

Here’s the story at Twitch Film.

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