Japanese fashion model & actress, Rila Fukushima has joined the cast of DreamWorks & Paramount Pictures’ upcoming American film, Ghost in the Shell.

Fukushima‘s role in the movie wasn’t revealed, but she joins Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Michael Pitt, Takeshi Kitano, & Juliette Binoche in the live action adaption based on the Japanese manga, Ghost in the Shell.

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She is known for her roles in The Wolverine (2013) as Yukio; In the third season of The CW television show, Arrow as Tatsu Yamashiro/Katana & In season 5 of HBO series, Game of Thrones  as a Red Priestess in Volantis.

“Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, “GHOST IN THE SHELL” follows the Major, a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9.

Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic’s advancements in cyber technology.”

Directed by Rupert Sanders, produced by Avi Arad and Steven Paul.

Michael Costigan, Tetsu Fujimura, Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, whose animation studio Production I.G produced the Japanese “GHOST IN THE SHELL” film and television series, and Jeffrey Silver will executive produce.

Ghost in the Shell is scheduled to be released on March 31, 2017 in 3D.


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Source: THR.

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