Takeshi joins Scarlett in Ghost in the Shell
Japanese filmmaker-actor Takeshi “Beat” Kitano has joined the Scarlett Johansson starrer Ghost in the Shell.
The live-action Hollywood film is an adaptation of the Japanese anime film originally directed by Mamoru Oshii. Kitano will play Daisuke Aramaki, chief of Public Security Section 9 and boss of the cyborg cop heroine played by Johansson, reports variety.com.
It also Kitano’s first Hollywood film since playing a gangster in the sci-fi thriller Johnny Mnemonic in 1995.
Ghost in the Shell follows the story of a female special-ops cybor. Kitano will play the chief of public security Section 9, Daisuke Aramaki. Directed by Rupert Sanders, Ghost in the Shell will release on March 31, 2017.