Michael Pitt Joins GHOST IN THE SHELL

Written by Andrew Pollard Friday, 05 February 2016

Movie News

This morning brings word that Michael Pitt has signed on to join the upcoming live-action Ghost in the Shell movie.

The Hollywood Reporter has word that the hugely talented actor, best known for the likes of Hannibal, Boardwalk Empire, The Dreamers and the Funny Games redo, will be playing the villain of the piece, The Laughing Man. The rogue debuted in the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex series, and he’s depicted as an expert hacker who is able to remove his face from any and all digital images, replacing himself with his own logo and the Catcher in the Rye-inspired quote of “I thought what I’d do was, I’d pretend I was one of those deaf-mutes”.

Pitt is the second cast member to join this live-action Western take on an all-time classic manga series, with him set to star opposite Scarlett Johansson. Rupert Sanders is to direct from a Jonathan Herman screenplay.

At present, Ghost in the Shell is set for a March 31st, 2017 release.

SHARE YOUR COMMENTS BELOW OR ON TWITTER @STARBURST_MAG

Find your local STARBURST stockist HERE, or buy direct from us HERE. For our digital edition (available to read on your iOS, Android, Amazon, Windows 8, Samsung and/or Huawei device - all for just £1.99), visit MAGZTER DIGITAL NEWSSTAND.

CLICK TO BUY!

MORE FROM AROUND THE WEB:



Suggested Articles:
First he was, then he wasn’t, but now it’s official: Matt Reeves will direct The Batman. After
Ahead of Alien: Covenant’s May release, a rather cool prologue has been released to whet your appe
Whilst the production actually finished last week, now comes word on a surprise cast member for Robe
Just when we started to get our hopes up again… It was only last month that Guillermo del Toro go
scroll back to top

Add comment

Security code
Refresh

Sign up today!
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner

      
      
 
 
 
...