James Wan’s Mortal Kombat signs Josh Lawson as Kano

Australian actor Josh Lawson has been cast as Kano in James Wan’s upcoming “Mortal Kombat” flick. Additionally, Jessica McNamee is reportedly in final negotiations to play Sonya Blade, and Lewis Tan has also been cast in a role that is as yet unknown.

The adaptation of the popular video game is set to shoot later this year in southern Australia, and is being executive produced by Larry Kasanoff, E. Bennett Walsh, Michael Clear and Sean Robins. Greg Russo penned the current version of the screenplay.

While the plot of the film remains unknown, the video game centers on a massive roster of character fighters from different realms in a fictional universe battling for supremacy.

Lawson, McNamee and Tan join the previously cast Joe Taslim, who is on board as Sub-Zero; Mehcad Brooks, playing Jackson “Jax” Briggs; and Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, among others.

Lawson recently confirmed he is writing, directing and starring in the romantic comedy “Long Story Short”.

“Mortal Kombat” is set for a March 5, 2021, release. Thanks to The Hollywood Reporter for this news.

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