Masi Oka will be moving from Heroes to assassins as Deadline has reported that the actor has joined the cast of David Leitch’s (HOBBS & SHAW) upcoming assassin thriller BULLET TRAIN. Based on the popular manga Maria Beetle by Kotaro Isaka, BULLET TRAIN is expected to follow several “assassins who find themselves on a fast-moving bullet train from Tokyo to Morioka with only a few stops in between. Strangely, they discover their missions are not unrelated to each other.“
Other plot details, including just who Masi Oka will be playing, are being kept under wraps, but Oka will be joining Brad Pitt (ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD), Joey King (THE KISSING BOOTH), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (THE KING’S MAN), Brian Tyree Henry (ETERNALS), Andrew Koji (Warrior), and Zazie Beetz (JOKER). In addition to directing, David Leitch is also slated to supervise the script which is being penned by Zak Olkewicz (FEAR STREET).
Masi Oka is of course best known for his role of Hiro on Heroes, a role that he reprised for Heroes Reborn, but the actor has also been featured on episodes of Hawaii Five-0 and Mozart in the Jungle, lent his voice to Will Smith’s animated spy comedy SPIES IN DISGUISE and battled a prehistoric shark alongside Jason Statham in THE MEG.