'Ghost in the Shell' Director Praises Scarlett Johansson on Tom Needham’s The Sounds of Film

Written by Tom Needham  |  12. July 2017

Stony Brook, NY - July 12, 2017 - Rupert Sanders, the director of Ghost in the Shell, will join Tom Needham this Thursday on The Sounds of Film on WUSB.
Scarlett Johansson stars in Ghost in the Shell, a film set in a world where people are enhanced with technology. Johansson plays Major, who is a human mind inside an artificial body designed to fight the war against cyber-crime. When Major discovers that a corporation lied about her past life in order to control her, she sets out to unravel the mystery of her true identity.  The Paramount Blu-ray and DVD also stars Takeshi Kitano, Michael Carmen Pitt, Pilou Asbaek, Chin Han, and Juliette Binoche. The Ghost in the Shell Blu-ray also features bonus material with acclaimed-director Rupert Sanders, other cast members, and crew.  
Rupert Sanders made his feature directing debut with Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman. The film grossed nearly $400 million worldwide. Before directing features, he was an award-winning commercial director. In 2008, he swept the Clios, ANDYS, Addy’s, AICP, D&AD and Cannes awards for his Halo spots.
About the Sounds of Film
The Sounds of Film is the nation’s longest-running film and music themed radio show.  For the past 30 years, the program has delivered a popular mix of interviews and music to listeners all over Long Island, parts of Connecticut and streaming live on the Internet. Previous guests include Michael Moore, D A Pennebaker, Ernest Dickerson, Katrina vanden Heuvel, Chuck D., Eric B., director John Pilger, Rev. Jesse Jackson and the Doors’ John Denismore.

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