Now that Warner Bros. has finally greenlit the live-action adaptation of Akira, based on Katsuhiro Otomo's classic manga ("comic book") series, casting has been the primary focus. Garrett Hedlund is set to play the lead role of Kaneda, but the rest of the cast is uncertain.
At the end of October, Helena Bonham Carter was offered the role of Lady Miyako, a character that becomes an important ally of Kaneda's and has even bigger hair than Bonham Carter's Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland. However, Bonham Carter told MTV that she hasn't accepted the role yet. "I have read the script and I haven't really decided yet," Bonham Carter revealed at the Britannia Awards. "I don't know yet what I'm going to do next." bonham carter calls Dark Shadows "uncategorizable" >> Posted 12.05.11 by Ryan