Jessica McNamee and Josh Lawson enter the Mortal Kombat world!

Warner Bros.’ New Line’s “Mortal Kombat” is getting a fresh batch of actors for the upcoming reboot. 

The movie has cast its Sonya Blade and Kano.

According to Hollywood Reporter, The Meg’s Jessica McNamee and Australian actor Josh Lawson are pitched to play Sonya Blade and Kano, respectively. 

Additional names include British actor Lewis Tan (Wu Assassins, Deadpool 2)  to play a lead role, though the character he will play is still unknown.

From left: Lewis Tan, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson
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However, little is known about the remake of the 1995 classic arcade game franchise.

The screenwriter of the film, Greg Russo promised on-screen carnage and an R-rating.


The film will be helmed by Simon McQuaid and produced by James Wan (Saw, Aquaman). Joe Taslim (The Raid, The Night Comes for Us) has signed on to play Sub-Zero.

The release date has not been announced as of now. The wait looks longer for Mortal Kombat fans, as the film isn’t expected to hit theatres until March 2021.

About the original Film

The original film starred Robin Shou, Linden Ashby, Bridgette Wilson and Christopher Lambert in lead roles. It is a loose adaptation of the fighting game series Mortal Kombat. In addition to that, a sequel to the film,  Mortal Kombat: Annihilation was released in 1997. 

Meanwhile, Jessica McNamee was last seen in the blockbuster The Meg in 2018.  She portrayed the role of the ex-wife of Megalodon hunter Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham), Lori.

As for Josh Lawson, he is gearing up for the release of his upcoming drama film, Bombshell.