Michael Pitt Joins Ghost in The Shell

Michael Pitt Joins Ghost in The Shell

Ghost in the Shell Gets Villain

♦ The live action Ghost in The Shell now has a villain, Michael Pitt, according to The Hollywood Reporter

 

Scarlett Johansson is a special-ops cyborg in a task force named Section 9 that deals in the most dangerous criminals and extremists.Pitt will play a character known as the Laughing Man in the manga. The antagonist is a bitter and vengeful man with a body that is part robot. He has a unique sense of style and has been described as a bad guy filtered through the lens of a street artist.Pilou Asbæk is also in the cast.Ari Arad, Avi Arad and Steven Paul are producing the pic. Michael Costigan, Jeffrey Silver, Tetsu Fujimura and Mitsuhisa Ishikawa are executive producing. Jonathan Herman wrote the script.Ghost in the Shell has a release date of March 31, 2017, with Paramount distributing worldwide.

Pitt also just signed on to star with Imogen Poots in indie art thriller The Sleeping Shepherd and is part of the ensemble cast of Criminal, a thriller which also features Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Costner, Gal Gadot and Gary Oldman.

Hollywood Reporter Ghost in the Shell

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