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SMAP for Ninja Scroll

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The Anime News Network has reported, via Dark Horizons for us, that Leonardo DiCaprio is currently holding talks regarding casting the Japanese pop group SMAP in the live action adaptation of Ninja Scroll, the anime feature from 1993.

The article quotes the Nikkan Sports newspaper as stating that DiCaprio has expressed his intention to “cast with Japanese people” with the casting process reportedly underway.

I literally know nothing about Ninja Scroll and have no idea how people will react to this, but it is nice to see that DiCaprio apparently has no interest in over-westernising the project in a manner which would, let’s be honest, be quite insulting to a great deal of Asian film lovers, and people generally, in the world.