Los Angeles, March 4 (IANS) Japanese filmmaker-actor Takeshi “Beat” Kitano has joined the Scarlett Johansson starrer “Ghost in the Shell”.
The live-action Hollywood film is an adaptation of the Japanese anime film originally directed by Mamoru Oshii.
Kitano will play Daisuke Aramaki, chief of Public Security Section 9 and boss of the cyborg cop heroine played by Johansson, reports variety.com.
It also Kitano’s first Hollywood film since playing a gangster in the sci-fi thriller “Johnny Mnemonic” in 1995.
Directed by Rupert Sanders, “Ghost in the Shell” will release on March 31, 2017.