'Mortal Kombat' Movie Casts More Leads
More actors are ready to stand and fight.
Casting for New Line's "Mortal Kombat" movie continues, and three more leads have been found. Josh Lawson has signed on to play Kano, while Jessica McNamee is in final talks to star as Sonya Blade, according to THR. Additionally, Lewis Tan is reportedly in final negotiations as well, but his role hasn't been revealed.
The movie is based on the video game series, which features numerous fighter characters. Kano and Sonya Blade were introduced in the original Mortal Kombat, which came out in 1992, and were also part of the 1995 movie, played by Trevor Goddard and Bridgette Wilson, respectively. The two characters have long feuded, as she has a military background and he's a mercenary and fugitive. Plot details for the new movie, however, remain under wraps. The most recent script was written by Greg Russo.
Lawson, McNamee, and Tan may be new to "Mortal Kombat," but acting is not new for them. Lawson has had roles on shows like "House of Lies" and "Superstore" and will appear in the upcoming drama film "Bombshell." Meanwhile, McNamee had roles in the 2018 movies "The Neighbor" and "The Meg," and Tan, a martial artist and actor, stars in the series "Wu Assassins" and appeared in "Deadpool 2."
The cast of "Mortal Kombat" already includes Mehcad Brooks (Jackson "Jax" Briggs), Ludi Lin (Liu Kang), Joe Taslim (Sub-Zero), Sisi Stringer (Mileena), and more. The movie is set to hit theaters on March 5, 2021.