Rumor: Morgan Freeman in talks for Akira role


A few days ago, we here at Flixist shuddered at the idea that Zac Efron might be in talks for a lead role in Albert Hughes’s Akira. Today, another casting rumor surfaces, one that I’m sure wont offend as much as the thought of Zefron (is that a thing?) in our beloved anime adaptation.

Bloody Disgusting reports that Morgan Freeman (Easy Reader, Red, Lucius Fox, GOD) is in negotiations to take on the role of the Colonel from the anime/manga. Though I welcome this idea, I’ll only accept it if he has the same eyebrows he had when playing Colonel Abraham Curtis in Dreamcatcher.  Those are his colonel eyebrows after all.

[via Bloody Disgusting]