Sam Riley Joins the Cast of Scarlett Johansson’s Ghost In The Shell

Posted by at 1:02 pm on November 19, 2015

Sam Riley is in talks to co-star with Scarlett Johansson in DreamWorks’ “Ghost in the Shell,” Variety is reporting. Rupert Sanders (“Snow White and the Huntsman”) is directing the adaptation of the popular anime film, with Paramount on board to co-finance.

Avi Arad and Steven Paul are producing, while Michael Costigan, Jeffrey Silver, Tetsu Fujimura and Mitsuhisa Ishikawa are exec producing. The story follows the exploits of a female member of the Japanese National Public Safety Commission’s covert ops unit, which specializes in fighting technology-related crime.

“Borgen” alum Pilou Asbæk recently joined the cast as well. The film hits theaters on March 31, 2017.

Riley can be seen next as Mr. Darcy in “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” and just finished “Free Fire.”

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