Michael Pitt has scored the villain role in the sci-fi film adaptation of the manga series “Ghost in the Shell” at DreamWorks.
Scarlett Johansson plays a special-ops cyborg in a task force named Section 9 that deals in the most dangerous criminals and extremists. Jonathan Herman penned the script.
Pitt will play The Laughing Man, 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.
Rupert Sanders is directing the project which also stars Pilou Asbaek and is eyeing a late February start in New Zealand.
Source: Heat Vision