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Josh Lawson to play Jessica Watson’s father in sail story True Spirit

Actor, sometime pharmacist (one for the “Superstore” fans there!) and filmmaker Josh Lawson (“Mortal Kombat”, “Long Story Short”) will play Jessica Watson’s father in a film based on Watson’s 2010 journey to become the youngest person to sail solo, non-stop, and unassisted around the world. Lawson and “True Blood” alum...
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Josh Lawson Never Expected His Best Reviews to Come From Mortal Kombat

The 2021 Mortal Kombat movie was relatively divisive, but many seemed to come a consensus that Josh Lawson’s Kano stole the show. In an upcoming interview for Long Story Short, the comedy he wrote and directed that’s slated to come out on July 2, he told ComingSoon that he not only appreciated the kind words, but also that he wasn’t expecting the best reviews of his career to come from his portrayal as the foul-mouthed Black Dragon leader.
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Jessica McNamee & Josh Lawson On The Future Of ‘Mortal Kombat’

Mortal Kombat stars Jessica McNamee and Josh Lawson sat down with us to discuss the live-action reboot. Simon McQuoid’s Mortal Kombat reboot is officially in theaters across the globe and streaming on HBO Max. There are a lot of discussions going on about the film, but most of them focus on the future of the franchise. I recently had a chat with Jessica McNamee and Josh Lawson, who play Sonya Blade and Kano respectively, and we got the chance to talk about the legacy of the franchise, why now is the time for the film as well as the future of Mortal Kombat.

Josh Lawson Calls His Role as Kano in Mortal Kombat a 'Childhood Dream Come True': 'So Grateful'

Josh Lawson taps into full throttle action for the first time in Mortal Kombat and had the time of his life. Speaking with PEOPLE ahead of the release of Mortal Kombat, the 39-year-old Oscar nominee says he was honored to get to play the multi-layered Kano for the newest film installment of the "iconic" bloody video-game franchise, and how signing on was a no-brainer.

‘Mortal Kombat’s Jessica McNamee and Josh Lawson on the Most Brutal Fatality in the Game

With director Simon McQuoid’s Mortal Kombat arriving in theaters and streaming on HBO Max this weekend, I recently spoke with Josh Lawson (Kano) and Jessica McNamee (Sonya Blade) about making the R-rated video game adaptation. During the interview, they talked about who they think has the most brutal fatality in the game, who is the strongest character in the game and in the movie, which day was the toughest of the shoot and why, and what people would be surprised to learn about the making of the movie.

Mortal Kombat: Kano Actor Josh Lawson Talks About Balancing Comedy With Menace

Kano is one of the more interesting characters in the Mortal Kombat universe. Not only is he one of the most brutal people that you'll find within the franchise, but he also happens to have a pretty sick sense of humor. When it comes to the upcoming Mortal Kombat movie reboot, actor Josh Lawson, who is portraying Kano in the film, explained what it was like to play the character that has this sort of dichotomy.

Mortal Kombat: Kano Actor Josh Lawson Talks Playing the Bad Guy

In the upcoming Mortal Kombat reboot film, set to release on HBO Max and in theaters on April 23rd, Josh Lawson plays Kano, a character historically known for being a villain of sorts in the franchise. Based on trailers and promotional material released thus far, it seems like he still is -- but one that works with the good guys to defend Earth. had the opportunity to attend a set visit back when the movie was filming where Lawson opened up about playing the bad guy.

Trailer : Mortal Kombat trailer suggests Josh Lawson kills it as Kano!

The trailers section gets a level up today with a bad-ass first look at New Line’s “Mortal Kombat” redo. The game-to-flick, which will play theaters (and in the states, air day-and-date on HBO Max) in April, is a gritty, balls-to-the-wall take on the property – which was twice transferred previously to the big screen in the ’90s (Christopher Lambert as Rayden, yo!) to mixed results.