With their upcoming live-action Cowboy Beebop series making way next week, Netflix has finally revealed the cast for their One Piece live-action series!
Iñaki Godoy (Who Killed Sara?) will be taking the lead as Monkey D. Luffy, Mackenyu (Ruroni Kenshin: Final Chapter) will play Roronoa Zoro, Emily Rudd (Fear Street) will play Nami, Jacob Romero Gibson (All Rise) will play Usopp & Taz Skylar (Boiling Point) will play Sanji.
Eiichiro Oda, creator of One Piece had this to say:
“We’ve been working with Netflix and Tomorrow Studios on the massive project that is the Hollywood live-action series adaptation of ONE PIECE! How many years has it been since it was announced, right? I know, I know! But rest assured we’ve been making steady progress all along! It’s not easy when you’re working with people from different cultures! But it’s precisely that process that can yield something special! For now, we’re able to announce the main cast! Rather, we need to hurry and announce it, or else it’ll be leaked, apparently! Hilarious, lol. Their face, the size of their mouths and hands, their aura, the way they carry themselves, their voice, their acting skills, their height, the balance amongst the Straw Hat Crew, etc…! We decided on this cast after numerous discussions involving people around the world! These are the people who will be our Straw Hat Pirates! It’ll take a bit more time to get this show done, but we’ll continue to do our best to deliver a show that we’re confident will be enjoyed by everyone around the world! Look forward to more updates in the future!”
Steven Maeda (The X-Files) will join the series as writer, showrunner & executive producer. Oda will be executive producing the film along with Matt Owens (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), who is also writing, Marty Adelstein & Becky Clements.
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