Takeshi joins Scarlett Johansson in ‘Ghost in the Shell’

Los Angeles, March 4 (IANS) 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.

Directed by Rupert Sanders, “Ghost in the Shell” will release on March 31, 2017.

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