KStew Rumored To Join Akira Cast

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In case you were wondering what blockbuster sci-fi franchise could possible follow on the heels of the upcoming Hunger Games, might we remind you about how huge that planned life-action Akira movie is going to be? At least if Kristen Stewart signs on, that is. Deadline reports that the Breaking Dawn star is currently in “advanced” talks for the film’s female lead Kei. If she accepts the role KStew would be joining On the Road co-star Garrett Hedlund, who snagged the role of Kaneda, and Gary Oldman as the villainous Colonel. For those not in the know, Akira is based on the graphic novel of the same name, which follows the journey of a gang of teens who must fight for survival in a futuristic dystopia…sound familiar? Sound promisingly familiar?