Rumor of the Day: Kristen Stewart offered lead role in Akira

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Dec 15, 2012

Kristen Stewart seems to have Hollywood under her spell. After headlining the obnoxiously popular Twilight series, she managed to snag the title role in Snow White and the Huntsman, and now she's reportedly up for a part in Akira.

Earlier this month, Tron: Legacy's Garrett Hedlund was offered the role of Kaneda in the live-action adaptation of the manga. While he's thinking it over, Warner Bros. is looking for a female lead, and they may have found her in Kristen Stewart. Yes, Bella Swan could appear in Akira.

According to Twitch Film, Stewart has been offered the part of "Kei, a young medium who becomes the love interest for Kaneda." If she accepts, this won't be the first time the actress has worked with Hedlund. They both appear in the indie flick On the Road, which is scheduled for release sometime next year.

Are you interested in seeing Akira led by Hedlund and Stewart? As actors, they have their fair share of strengths and weaknesses, especially in the charisma department. But perhaps they can gain some support from Helena Bonham Carter and Gary Oldman, who've also been offered roles in the film.

Would you accept Kristen Stewart as Kei? If not, who else do you think should play the role?

(via Twitch Film)