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Andrew Garfield: 'Akira' Manga Role?

Andrew Garfield: 'Akira' Manga Role?

Andrew Garfield drops by Little Dom’s restaurant for a bite to eat on Saturday (March 26) in Los Feliz, Calif.

The 27-year-old Social Network actor is being considered to play one of the key parts for an upcoming adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo‘s manga series, Akira.

According to MTV, the script was passed to Andrew, Robert Pattinson, and James McAvoy to play the role of Tetsuo, a psychic test subject with enormous power.

As for Kaneda, the other lead role in the film, Joaquin Phoenix, Chris Pine, Garrett Hedlund, Michael Fassbender, and Justin Timberlake are being considered for the part.

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17 Comments

# 1

For the role of Kaneda, leader of motorcycle gang The Capsules, the script has sought out actors Garrett Hedlund, Michael Fassbender, Chris Pine, Justin Timberlake and Joaquin Phoenix.

why were garrett and michael not mentioned??

# 2

A btit taking American and Japanese roles now….. :(

# 3

ANDREW GARFIELD YOU ARE THE BEST!!

# 5

Sheesh, whatever happens just don’t cast Timberlake in this; that’s a sure fire way to lower the bar.

# 6

justin timberlake??? with that whiny voive of his?

# 7
Rosewitha @ 03/27/2011 at 2:25 am

Excuse me bu characters on “Akira” are JAPANESE, absolutely not american. It sound completely ridiculous to hear all these americans actors who are considered to play in that adaptation.

# 8
namerequired @ 03/27/2011 at 3:37 am

Are they actually going to hire any Japanese (shoot Asian) for this Japanese based anime. I see an Last Airbender debacle coming down the line. Hollywood producers are a clueless and Justin Timberlake, really seriously.

# 9

they should cast Japanese actors in this

however, I’m not going to lie, I would like to see garfield & hedlund onscreen together.. it would be total eyecandy

@what: garfield & hedlund….eyecandy????? What are you blind?

this guy has the same problem as the previous Spider-man: they’re just not pretty enough…

for Kaneda-Chris Pine od Garret Hedlund

Garrrrrrrreeettttttttt!!!!!!!!

These characters are ASIAN. Why can’t Hollywood get that?

I bet they cast Asians in background characters.

The Last Airbender all over again.

I’ve never really heard of Akira, but couldn’t they have found some Asian actors for the roles? Is that hard really?

I have a crush on Andrew!!! <3

andrewlove @ 03/28/2011 at 12:03 pm

omg he’s adorable <3

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