Danish actor Pilou Asbæk is set to co-star with Scarlett Johansson in the upcoming film Ghost in the Shell, Variety revealed yesterday.

Directed by Rupert Sanders, Ghost in the Shell follows a female special ops cyborg who leads an elite task force called Section 9 for Hanka Robotics. Section 9 is devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, led by The Laughing Man whose singular goal is towipe out Hanka’s advancements in cyber technology.

Asbæk will play Batou, the best fighter in the section and second in command in the army.

The film is due for release in 2017.