Michael Pitt

‘Akira’ Tests Michael Pitt and Paul Dano for Tetsuo

The Akira live-action adaptation is moving swiftly ahead at Warner Bros. Garrett Hedlund is set to headline the film as Kaneda, and an offer is out to Kristen Stewart for the key female role of Ky Reed.

Now, Warner Bros. and director Jaume Collet-Serra are testing for the best friend role of Tetsuo, the young man whose telekinetic prowess is capable of unleashing the powerful being known as Akira.

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