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Despite reports that Ezra Miller was on short list of actors testing to appear in the remake of 1990 Japanese anime film 'Akira,' the young actor revealed exclusively to Moviefone that he won't be appearing in the movie.

"It's not true," he said in a phone interview. "That, I can assure you, will not be a reality."

Miller has nothing but respect for the franchise, but insists that at the moment he's not interested in pursuing that kind of role.

"It's a beautiful Japanese epic and I think it'll be a very entertaining, fun film, but no, it's not my next move," he said.

His upcoming films include 'Another Happy Day,' Toronto International Film Festival hit 'We Need to Talk About Kevin,' and the 2012 release 'Perks of Being a Wallflower.'

On Tuesday, reports surfaced that 'Twilight' star Kristen Stewart has been offered the female lead role in 'Akira.' Other stars rumored to be part of the reboot include Keira Knightley, Gary Oldman, Garrett Hedlund and Helena Bonham Carter.



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