Michael Pitt to play The Laughing Man in Ghost in the Shell movie

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Michael Pitt from Boardwalk Empire

Ruper Sanders is attached to direct the live-action Ghost in the Shell movie starring Scarlet Johansson. Now we have news that Boardwalk Empire‘s Michael Pitt will be playing a villain in the manga/anime adaptation, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Pitt will be portraying the Laughing Man, a prominent villain in the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex anime series. In the anime/manga, he’s a terrorist hacker who can hide in public thanks to his face being replaced by a logo on video feeds in real-time.

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Pitt will join Pilou Asbæk and Johansson, who will play a cyborg working in Section 9, a task force responsible for dealing with cyber criminals.

Ghost in the Shell hits theaters on March 31, 2017.

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