‘Mortal Kombat’ Star Lewis Tan Lands Lead Role in Series Adaptation of ‘Quantum Spy’

‘Mortal Kombat’ Star Lewis Tan Lands Lead Role in Series Adaptation of ‘Quantum Spy’

April 21, 2021
After starring in “Mortal Kombat,” Lewis Tan is gearing up for another lead role in the series adaptation of hit novel “Quantum Spy” by bestselling author David Ignatius. 
The British Chinese actor, 34, has been tapped to play Chinese American CIA officer Harris Chang, a newly-assigned agent tasked to track a Chinese mole at a top-secret American quantum research lab, reports Variety
The actor expressed his gratitude for landing the role via a tweet on Monday.
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In the novel, Chang’s dangerous assignment takes him to different parts of the globe, pursuing his target in Singapore, Beijing, Vancouver, Mexico City and Amsterdam. The fast-paced storyline is set against the backdrop of the U.S. and China’s race to develop a quantum computer that will immediately crack codes and perform spy work, according to GameSpot.
The adaptation will be penned by scriptwriter Dave Kalstein, who previously served as co-executive producer of “Quantico” and “NCIS: LA.”
Tan will also be a co-executive producer of the pilot alongside Boies/Schiller Entertainment, Anonymous Content, Flame Ventures and Tony Krantz.
While the project was initially in development at NBC, Boies/Schiller is reportedly taking the project to other potential buyers after solely renewing rights. 
Tan has previously acted in “Wu Assassins,” “Into the Badlands” and “Deadpool 2.” 
In addition to “Quantum Spy,” Tan is also starring in a Netflix action film called “Fistful of Vengeance” and headlining “Mortal Kombat,” which is set for domestic release on Friday.
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      Ryan General is a Senior Reporter for NextShark




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