Takeshi “Beat” Kitano has joined the cast of Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks’ Ghost in the Shell, his first U.S. role since Keanu Reeves’ Johnny Mnemonic in 1995. Rupert Sanders direct the feature adaptation of famous Japanese manga series by Masamune Shirow. Paramount will release the film in the U.S. on March 31, 2017.
The film follows a female Special Ops cyborg (Scarlett Johansson) who is part of an elite task force called Section 9 that’s devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists. Kitano will play Daisuke Aramaki, the founder and leader of Section 9.