Elissa Cadwell Enters Mortal Kombat Movie as Nitara
The stuntwoman on films like The Shallows and Aquaman is officially joining the tournament.
By Jay Gervais
Fans of bloodthirsty vampire Nitara have the go-ahead to stop hoping and start getting hyped for the character’s appearance in the upcoming James Wan-produced Mortal Kombat film. Nitara will be portrayed by stuntwoman Elissa Cadwell, whose notable stunt work includes 2016’s The Shallows and 2018’s Aquaman. See below for confirmation of this news.
Plot details are currently under wraps. The cast on the new film includes Lewis Tan (Wu Assassins, Deadpool 2) as a yet-to-be revealed lead character, Jessica McNamee (The Meg) as Sonya Blade, Josh Lawson (House of Lies) as Kano, Chin Han (The Dark Knight, Marco Polo) as Shang Tsung, Hiroyuki Sanada (The Wolverine, Ringu) as Scorpion, Ludi Lin (Black Mirror, 2017’s Power Rangers) as Liu Kang, Tadanobu Asano (Ichi the Killer, Zatoichi) as Raiden, Mehcad Brooks (Supergirl, True Blood) as Jax, Sisi Stringer as Mileena, Max Huang (Kingsman: The Secret Service) as Kung Lao, and Joe Taslim (Star Trek Beyond, Fast & Furious 6) as Sub-Zero.
Simon McQuoid is directing a screenplay written by Greg Russo (Highwaymen) and leading the creative effort alongside James Wan (Saw). Joining them as executive producers are Larry Kasanoff (Mortal Kombat, True Lies), E. Bennett Walsh (Men in Black: International, The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Michael Clear (The Nun, Lights Out), and Sean Robins (Playing with Fire, Tag). Also producing is Todd Garner.
Production on the new Mortal Kombat film is now underway in South Australia with an expected release date of March 5th, 2021. We’ll be sure to keep you posted on the new movie as we learn more about it right here on Dead Entertainment.
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