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Christoph Waltz Negotiating Starring Role in James Cameron's 'Alita: Battle Angel'

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Christoph Waltz is in talks to star in James Cameron's Alita: Battle Angel, which has Robert Rodriguez directing the manga adaptation.

Rosa Salazar is set to star in the film as a 26th century cyborg who is rescued from a scrapyard and reassembled. The cyborg, Alita, only remembers her training in the deadly martial art, and becomes a hunter-warrior who tracks down vicious criminals.

Waltz would play Doctor Dyson Ido, the cybersurgeon who finds Alita and becomes her mentor. Last seen in Spectre and The Legend of Tarzan, Waltz is an Oscar-award-winner for his works on Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained.

Source: Variety

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