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‘Shogun’ Limited Series Cast Adds Hiroyuki Sanada and Cosmo Jarvis

The FX limited series based on James Clavell’s Shogun has added Hiroyuki Sanada and Cosmo Jarvis to its cast. Sanada just appeared in both Mortal Kombat and Army of the Dead, while Jarvis’s credits include Annihilation and Calm With Horses. The story is “set in feudal Japan and charts the collision of two ambitious men from different worlds and a mysterious […]
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‘Shogun’ Series at FX Casts Hiroyuki Sanada, Cosmo Jarvis in Lead Roles

Hiroyuki Sanada and Cosmo Jarvis have been cast in lead roles of the FX series adaptation of “Shogun,” Variety has confirmed. “Shogun” is based on the James Clavell novel of the same name. It is set in feudal Japan and charts the collision of two ambitious men from different worlds and a mysterious female samurai: John Blackthorne (Jarvis), a risk-taking English sailor who ends up shipwrecked in Japan, a land whose unfamiliar culture will ultimately redefine him; Lord Toranaga (Sanada), a shrewd, powerful daimyo, at odds with his own dangerous, political rivals; and Lady Mariko, a woman with invaluable skills but dishonorable family ties, who must prove her value and allegiance.
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Hiroyuki Sanada, Cosmo Jarvis to Star in FX’s ‘Shogun’ Limited Series

Hiroyuki Sanada and Cosmo Jarvis have been set as two of the three leads on FX’s limited series “Shōgun,” TheWrap has learned. The 10-episode show is based on James Clavell’s novel of the same name and tells the story from both a Western and Japanese perspective. Sanada has been cast as Yoshi Toranaga, with Jarvis playing John Blackthorne. “Shōgun’s” third lead, the role of Lady Mariko, is currently being cast.
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Mortal Kombat: Hiroyuki Sanada Shares How He Prepped Up for His Role of Scorpion

Japanese actor Hiroyuki Sanada, who plays Scorpion in the upcoming action thriller Mortal Kombat, says that he did extensive research for the character once he came on board. The film is based on the popular video game franchise. “I was on location on another film and went to a game center where I found the classic game. I put the coin in and tried to find Scorpion and Sub-Zero, to figure out those characters. Of course, I was beaten every time, just losing and losing. But I kept at the games to keep learning the stories, the background and the characters. It was so much fun,” he says. Mortal Kombat Trailer: A Ruthless Sub-Zero Leads a Gory Carnage in this Brutal New Videogame Adaptation (Watch Video).
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Hiroyuki Sanada Talks Scorpion Origins in Mortal Kombat

Hiroyuki Sanada Talks Scorpion Origins in Mortal Kombat. Few characters from the fighting video game world are as iconic and immediately recognizable as Mortal Kombat‘s Scorpion. Thanks to his unique fighting style combined with his notorious catchphrase (“Get over here!”) and an eye-catching fatality, the former Hanzo Hasashi has become the signature character for the franchise. He will now join the melée in the upcoming live-action Mortal Kombat reboot, where Japanese actor Hiroyuki Sanada will portray him. Even though Sanada confessed that he previously never played any MK game, he put some effort into studying the character’s origins and importance. According to the actor, he succeeded in adding some perspective to Scorpion.
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Mortal Kombat Movie: Hiroyuki Sanada Teases Scorpion's Transformation

The Mortal Kombat movie might be about Lewis Tan's Cole Young but we all know who the real center of the reboot is going to be. The red-band trailer has revealed how Hanzo Hasashi started using his trademark weapon and Hiroyuki Sanada shared how he prepared for the character's transformation into Scorpion.
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'Minamata' Full Cast List: Meet Johnny Depp, Bill Nighy, Hiroyuki Sanada and others stars in film on Japan's mercury poisoning

‘Minamata’, the Johnny Depp starrer based on real events, is all set to hit theatres in the US on February 5, 2021. The film is adapted from the book of the same name by photographer Eugene Smith. The story centres around the horrific history of mercury poisoning in coastal areas of Minamata, Japan. It follows the journey of Eugene Smith through the town of Minamata and vividly recreates the past horrors of the ‘Minamata disease’.