Robert Pattinson Competing for Akira Role + Presenting at ACM's

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Robert Pattinson will face some superhero competition from Andrew Garfield and James McAvoy for the lead role in a film adaptation of graphic novel Akira. The Water for Elephants hunk, fellow Brit and new Spider-man Garfield and X:Men star McAvoy... 000_008_477_robandrew

Robert Pattinson will face some superhero competition from Andrew Garfield and James McAvoy for the lead role in a film adaptation of graphic novel Akira.

The Water for Elephants hunk, fellow Brit and new Spider-man Garfield and X:Men star McAvoy will duke it out for the role of Tetsuo in the movie project, according to reports.

Meanwhile Chris Pine, Justin Timberlake and Joaquin Phoenix are being considered for the opposing role, Kaneda, the leader of a biker gang who tries to save Tetsuo from a medical experiment, reports Deadline.com.

It's also been announced that Robert will join his Water for Elephants co-star Reese Witherspoon at the Academy of Country Music Awards. They will be presenters at the awards show on April 3.

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