Monday, November 07, 2011

Warners Brs. plans to whitewash Akira

Tuesday will be Akira's turn at bat. Warners' adaptation of the Japanese classic is looking for the actor to play Tetsuo, a young man with telekinetic abilities who becomes a dangerous weapon. (Garrett Hedlund is in negotiations to play Kaneda, the teen's older brother and leader of a motorcycle gang.) Ezra Miller, the emerging star of indie thriller We Need To Talk About Kevin, and Alden Eherenreich (who starred in Francis Ford Coppola's Tetro) are the names surfacing most often with the reading.

Hard to assign blame here. Racist Hollywood producers or their counterparts in the viewing audience.

It's a bitch to live in an age soaked in racism while it simultaneously denies anything of the kind exists.

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