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Rila Fukushima Joins Live-Action Ghost in the Shell Film

Rila Fukushima, a Japanese actor who co-starred in The Wolverine, has joined the live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell, says the Hollywood Reporter.

Fukushima joins actors Scarlett Johansson and Takeshi Kitano in the film which opens March 31, 2017.

Best known in the west for her role as the ninja Yukio in The Wolverine, Fukushima has also appeared on American TV shows like Arrow and Game of Thrones. In Japan, she most recently appeared in last year’s Gonin Saga.

Fukushima is the latest Japanese addition to the cast of the film, which has been accused of whitewashing for the casting of Scarlett Johansson in the role of Major Motoko Kusanagi. It has not yet been announced what role Fukushima will play.

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.