The Lost actor is in talks to play Ben Daimio, a role Skrein departed after being criticized for “whitewashing” the Japanese-American character.

Daniel Dae Kim, who recently exited his role on CBS' Hawaii Five-0, is in talks to join Lionsgate and Millennium Films' reboot of Hellboy.

Daniel Dae Kim, who recently exited his role on CBS' Hawaii Five-0, is in talks to join Lionsgate and Millennium Films' reboot of Hellboy.

BuzzFeed News has confirmed the news, which was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

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Kim will play Japanese-American character Major Ben Daimio, a role British actor Ed Skrein recently departed in response to accusations of "whitewashing" from the public.

Kim will play Japanese-American character Major Ben Daimio, a role British actor Ed Skrein recently departed in response to accusations of "whitewashing" from the public.

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Skrein announced his decision to exit the project in a statement. "It is clear that representing this character in a culturally accurate way holds significance for people, and that to neglect this responsibility would continue a worrying tendency to obscure ethnic minority stories and voices in the Arts," he wrote.


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