Date: 16th November 2011

Kristen Stewart offered live action 'Akira' role?

Kristen Stewart has been offered a role in the live action Akira adaptation.

The Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part One actress is in line to play the part of Kei in Jaume Collet-Sera's movie.

Based on the ground-breaking manga series by Japanese artist Katsuhiro Otomo, "Akira," which was directed by Otomo himself, tells the story of two friends who have a falling out when one of them begins to develop psychokinetic powers.

Viewed by many as a masterpiece of both animation and cinema in general, "Akira" is now being developed as a live-action blockbuster by Jean Collett-Serra.

If you're going to go big time, though, you need some big time stars, which explains why Collett-Serra has just offered the role of Kei, the story's female lead and love interest to protagonist Kaneda, to Stewart, who knows a thing or two about both adapting a beloved work and meeting fan expectations.

Keira Knightley has previously been linked to the project

Source: Press Release