More casting news on that sci-fi / cyberpunk anime /manga adaptation Ghost In The Shell being assembled by Dreamworks; the villain is cast in the form of Boardwalk Empire‘s Michael Pitt.
He’ll star alongside Scarlett Johansson who is set to play Major Motoko Kusanagiin the live-action film. Pilou Asbaek has also been cast to play Batou.
So who will Pitt be playing? The Laughing Man, THR reports. This character was not a part of the feature anime but featured years later in the Ghost in the Shell anime series GITS: Stand Alone Complex. He’s meant to be an illusive, super-skilled hacker, upholding a set of ideals that likens itself to Anonymous.
Ghost in the Shell is being directed by Rupert Sanders, from a script by Jonathan Herman. Avi Arad and Steven Paul are producing.
Ghost in the Shell opens March 31st 2017
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