With the white-washing accusations still continuing, and among rumours that the producers are using special effects to make Scarlet Johansson look more oriental, another Asian has been cast in the film. Rila Fukushima, who was a name on the lists about Japanese actresses who could have starred instead of Scarlett Johansson is now actually a member of the cast, although the character she is going to play has not been announced yet.
Fukushima, who was chosen as one of the woman of the year 2013 by Vogue Japan, started her career as a model, before she jumped to cinema, playing Yukio in “The Wolverine”, Katana on the TV show “Arrow” and javing a small parts as Red Priestess in Volantins in “Game of Thrones.”
As of now, the cast includes, apart from Scarlet Johansson, Michael Pitt as villain The Laughing Man, Beat Takeshi Kitano as Daisuke Aramaki, Juliette Binoche as Dr. Ouelet, Pilou Asbæk as Batou, Kaori Momoi, and members of Section 9 played by Chin Han, Danusia Samal, Lasarus Ratuere, Yutaka Izumihara, and Tuwanda Manyimo.
Sources: Hollywoodreporter.com, Collider.com, Empireinline.com,