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"Kristen Stewart"Kristen Stewart has been allegedly offered to play the female lead role Kei, in the forthcoming Japanese live-action adapted movie ‘Akira’.

The ‘Twilight’ actress Kristen Stewart is getting close to bag a lead role in a movie. She has been reportedly offered to play the female lead role in the upcoming movie ‘Akira’. If the deal gets locked them she would play the role of Kei, the love interest of the male lead character Kaneda in the movie. The movie will be directed by a Spanish director Jaume Collet-Serra, who has replaced the earlier signed helmer Albert Hughes.

The 21-year-old ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ star might play opposite ‘Tron Legacy’ star Garrett Hedlund, after he has been reportedly offered to play the role of Kaneda in the project. Besides, the Bella Swan of ‘Twilight’ franchise would reprise her role in the upcoming movie ‘Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1’ that has been scheduled to hit the US theaters on November 18, 2011. The ‘Akira’ project has been delayed due to its budget issues and it was approved to start the production of the project in October.

As per the sources, Helena Bonham Carter has been considered to don the role of Lady Miyako, while Gary Goldman, her ‘Harry Potter’ co-star has been eyed to play the character of The Colonel. However, the Warner Bros. Pictures is still in search of a potential actor to play the character of Tetsuo and Ezra Miller and Alden Ehrenreich have been the top two picks for the role. The studio has acquired the rights of ‘Akira’ for a seven-digit figure deal from Kodansha.

The movie ‘Akira’ has been adapted from cyberpunk manga with the same title written by Katsuhiro Otomo. The story of the movie is about Kaneda, a motorcycle gang leader with the name ‘The Capsules’. He must save his best friend Tetsuo, suffering from destructive psychokinetic abilities, due to a medical experiment by the government. Steve Kloves of ‘Harry Potter’ will serve as the screen writer, while ‘Titanic’ star Leonardo DiCaprio will serve as the producer along with Andrew Lazar and Davisson Killoran.

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