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Alita: Battle Angel Casts Jennifer Connelly

Jennifer Connelly will play a villain in Alita: Battle Angel, the James Cameron-produced film based on manga Battle Angel Alita, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

Connelly, known for her roles in films like Labyrinth, Reqiuem for a Dream, and House of Sand and Fog won an Academy Award for her performance in A Beautiful Mind in 2001.

Alita: Battle Angel, which also stars Rosa Salazar and Christoph Waltz, is currently in production and is directed by Robert Rodriguez (Sin City, Machete) from a script by Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island). It is based on the cyberpunk manga Gunnm, known in English translation as Battle Angel Alita, by Yukito Kishiro. It was previously adapted into a two-episode anime OVA in 1993.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.