Two More Enter the Ring to Battle Garret Hedlund in AKIRA!

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Newcomers (We Need to Talk About Kevin) and Alden Eherenreich (Stoker) have jumped to the top of the list to fill the role of “Tetsuo” in the upcoming big-budget adaptation .

The film, which has had a laundry list of stars once-upon-a-time in talks, seems to finally be moving forward with solid pieces in place, after the casting announcement of Garret Hedlund in the role of Kaneda (a role once said to be played by everyone from Keanu Reeves to Joseph Gordon-Levitt). In fact, the most recent list of those in contention earlier this year, included Andrew Garfield, Robert Pattinson, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Justin Timberlake, Chris Pine and Joaquin Phoenix. Essentially, everyone who means, or meant something this Spring.

With Miller and Eherenreich now atop the list, look for Warners to turn their focus to filling out the rest of the ensemble cast, which may very well be filling up with more newcomers, considering this pair themselves are relatively new to the Hollywood scene.

Miller is repped by , while Eherenreich is repped by and .

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