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Rupert Sanders' Ghost in the Shell adds The Wolverine actress Rila Fukushima

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Filming is currently underway for GHOST IN THE SHELL, but apparently the movie isn't done casting yet. Although there's no word on who she will be playing, THR has learned that Japanese actress Rila Fukushima (THE WOLVERINE, The CW's Arrow) has signed on for the upcoming film. Fukushima joins the previously cast Scarlett Johansson, Michael Pitt, Beat Takeshi and Juliette Binoche.

Principal photography on GHOST IN THE SHELL began in April, with SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN helmer Rupert Sanders directing from a script by Jonathan Herman and Jamie Moss.

The live-action adaption of the manga series will follow "the Major (Johansson), a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic’s advancements in cyber technology."

GHOST IN THE SHELL is set to be released on March 31, 2017.

Rila Fukushima

Source: THR

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