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Kristen Stewart in Talks for Akira

Actress Kristen Stewart arrives at the premiere of Summit Entertainment's "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 14, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.

There's been a lot of speculation about how Kristen Stewart might follow up her Twilight career, and it looks like we're arriving at the answer: by lining up some more big-budget franchises. She'll be seen next summer in wannabe trilogy-starter Snow White and the Huntsman, and now (according to both Twitch and Deadline) she's in advanced talks to play the female lead in the live-action remake of Akira, which producers are hoping to split into two movies. (We would settle for making one good movie first and then figuring out what you'd need to do to sequelize it, but hey!) If she signs on, the movie would reunite her with Garrett Hedlund, with whom she filmed On the Road last year; meanwhile, Gary Oldman has committed to the movie and will play the Colonel.

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