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Wednesday, July 03, 2019

"Akira" - Casting Call



A new casting call is looking for lead actors to play in Warners' developing live-action "Akira" feature film, working title "Box 28", to be directed by Taika Waititi ("Thor: Ragnarok"), after Waititi writes and directs a "Ragnarok" sequel ("Thor 4") for Marvel Studios :


'JUN' (Lead): Male, 18-24
Male, to play Japanese, English speaking. Must be legal 18-20's to play 18: Sharp-eyed, sinewy, tough, handsome, cool. He is the leader of a street gang of teenagers & knows how to have a good time. JUN should not be too cool or too tough. He's a scrappy, ragtag kid who's not worried about anything. Your weird, natural authentic self is encouraged! LEAD.


'KOICHI' (Lead): Male, 18-24
Male, to play Japanese, English speaking. Must be legal 18-20's to play 17: Constantly forced to punch up in order to survive. He's fearless to the point of recklessness. He is haunted by the loss of a loved one. LEAD.


'MISA' (Lead): Female, 18-30
Female, to play Japanese, English speaking. Must be legal 18-30: Beautiful, intelligent, strong-willed. She is a member of an anti-government organization trying to save her city. LEAD.


'REINA' (Supporting): Female, 18-24
Female, to play Asian, English speaking (Japanese a plus). Must be legal 18-20's to play 17: Gentle, kind, cute, compassionate. She is a member of a biker gang & cares deeply for Koichi. SUPPORTING LEAD.


'TAKAMATSU'(Supporting): Male, 18-24
Male, to play Asian, English speaking (Japanese a plus). Must be legal 18-20's to play 18: Large, tough, loyal, short-fused. A member of Jun's gang & a close friend. SUPPORTING LEAD.


'YUKI' (Supporting): Male, 18-24
Male, to play Asian, English speaking (Japanese a plus). Must be legal 18-20's to play 16: A small, clever, brainy technical wiz, he is the youngest member of Jun's street gang. SUPPORTING LEAD.


'GEN' (Supporting): Male, 10-12
Male, to play Asian, English speaking (Japanese a plus), age 10: A small, mysterious boy on an urgent mission; he is humble, shy, compassionate & wise beyond his years. SUPPORTING LEAD.


'AIMI' (Supporting): Female, 10-12
Female, to play Asian, English speaking (Japanese a plus), age 10: A mysterious girl on an urgent mission; she is kind, gentle, compassionate & wise beyond her years. SUPPORTING LEAD.


'SUMIO' (Supporting): Male, 10-12


"...'Akira', as a young boy, developed 'psionic', god-like abilities when serving as a test subject for secret government ESP experiments. When he lost control of this power, the ensuing blast annihilated Tokyo in a horrifying explosion. After the apocalyptic event, Akira was subjected to testing and placed within a 'cryonic' chamber underneath the 'Neo-Tokyo Olympic Stadium'..."

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