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Kristen Stewart to get the leading lady role in Akira

Twilight star Kristen Stewart could land another leading lady role in a Japanese animation movie, Akira.

hollywood Updated: Nov 16, 2011 15:25 IST

Twilight star Kristen Stewart could land another leading lady role in a Japanese animation movie, Akira.

The 21-year-old actor, who is known for playing Bella Swan in the Twilight Saga film series, has been offered to play Kei, the love interest of male lead Kaneda in the movie, reported Ace Showbiz.

Helena Bonham Carter is also in talks to play Lady Miyako, while her Harry Potter co-star Gary Oldman is being considered to star as The Colonel.

Warner Bros Pictures is still looking for an actor to play Tetsuo, and it is said that Ezra Miller and Alden Ehrenreich are the top two contenders for the role.

Based on Katsuhiro Otomo's cyberpunk manga, Akira follows Kaneda, a leader of motorcycle gang known as The Capsules who must save his best friend Tetsuo from being a medical experiment of the government.

Leonardo DiCaprio will produce along with Jennifer Davisson Killoran and Andrew Lazar.