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Michael Pitt Joins ‘Ghost in the Shell’ in Villainous Role

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“Boardwalk Empire” star Michael Pitt has joined Paramount’s “Ghost in the Shell” adaptation as the Laughing Man. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he’ll play “a bitter and vengeful man with a body that is part robot… [and] a unique sense of style.”

In addition to “Boardwalk Empire,” Pitt’s past credits include “Seven Psychopaths,” “Hannibal,” and “The Dreamers.”

Based on Masamune Shirow’s seminal cyberpunk manga and the subsequent anime franchise, “Ghost in the Shell” centers on Public Security Section 9, a counter-cyberterrorist organization in near-future Japan led by Major Motoko Kusanagi.

Directed by Rupert Sanders (“Snow White and the Huntsman”), the film stars Scarlett Johansson and Pilou Asbæk. It’s set to open March 31, 2017.

Comments

  • Michael Alan Chick

    This is a complete bastardization. That description is not what the laughing man is like at all!

  • Double_Up

    I doubt they’ll stick to the manga or cartoon’s style and intent.

  • http://www.Facebook.com/AaronVSteimle Aaron Victor Steimle

    If this finally gets made, I think it will be as much an accurate adaptaion of Ghost in the Shell as the Aeon Flux film was of its source material: GitS in name only.

  • Damo1234

    How about we take everyone involved in this movie, put them in a box, and drop them in the deepest darkest part of the ocean?

  • Damo1234

    How about we take everyone involved in this movie, put them in a box, and drop them in the deepest darkest part of the ocean?