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In the ongoing casting rumor machine that is the American 'Akira' remake, today one more name gets added into the mix. 'Twilight's Kristen Stewart has apparently been offered the role of Kei, the female lead of the film. If the other rumors are to be believed, this means that Stewart will be playing opposite Garret Hedlund who has been sought for the role of Kaneda. Gary Oldman and Helena Bonham Carter have also been offered roles. Stewart has developed a pretty expansive fan base portraying Bella in the 'Twilight' franchise; the latest of which opens in theaters this Friday.
As much as I want to make fun of Stewart for the 'Twilight' series, because it is just plain awful, I honestly believe she's a good actress. Bella may be an emotionally crippled doorknob, but Stewart turned in fantastic performances in 'The Runaways' and 'Adventureland' so clearly she is talented. I don't think she's necessarily the best person for the role, but that seems to be the trend with this remake as it is. Garret Hedlund could not be a worse choice for Kaneda in my opinion. Stewart's dance card seems to be filling up quickly. She still has the second half of the final installment of 'Twilight,' she'll be appearing in the film adaptation of Jack Kerouac's 'On the Road,' and, if the trailer is to be believed, she has a badass war to wage with The Queen in 'Snow White and the Hunstman.'
I know this 'Akira' remake has caused some ire with fans, what's your reaction to this bit of casting?