The con is on for Ryan Kwanten.
EW has confirmed that the Australian actor known for his work on HBO’s True Blood has landed a role Supercon, a heist comedy set against the backdrop of a comic book convention.
Kwanten will play a fast-talking voice actor who’s part of a ragtag group that sets out to rob a crooked promoter and a domineering former TV star. He joins a cast including John Malkovich, Maggie Grace (who will also star alongside Kwanten in the thriller Category 5), Mike Epps, and CariDee English.
Zak Knutson is directing Supercon, which he co-wrote with Andrew Sipes, and production is currently underway in New Orleans.
Deadline first reported Kwanten’s casting.