The actress previously appeared on Arrow, Wolverine, and Game of Thrones, and has been cast in an unspecified role.
The Japanese star joins the cast of the upcoming Paramount adaptation of the seminal cyberpunk franchise, whose lead role Motoko Kusanagi was filled to great controversy by American born Scarlett Johansson.
Directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman), it is not yet known how closely the film will embody the spirit of the originals.
Fukushima’s previous work was as Katana in the third season of Arrow and the sympathetic character Yukio in The Wolverine. Her role in Game of Thrones was as an unnamed Red Priestess.
The Hyped Geek previously had her on a shortlist of Japanese actresses we’d like to see play Major Kusanagi.