Bumps in the road aside, that live-action Akira adaptation seems to be heading in the right direction now, and it may soon have a star. After lots of speculation that he was in the running, we're now hearing that Tron: Legacy's Garrett Hedlund has an official offer to star in the flick.
Garrett Hedlund, who'll be starring in Tron: Legacy this December, didn't have to settle for a single blockbuster. He was a contender for the Captain America role, which ended up going to Chris Evans. But why would anyone give up a chance to hurl that shield?