'Smallville' Star Takes 'Street Fighter' Lead


Kristin Kreuk, no stranger to franchise reinvention from her time on "Smallville," will play Chun-Li in the latest big screen incarnation of "Street Fighter."

Also set for the "Street Fighter" cast are Chris Klein as Nash, Oscar nominee Michael Clarke Duncan as Balrog and Rick Yune as Gen.

According to Variety, the cast of the Andrzej Bartkowiak-directed feature will also include Moon Bloodgood, Taboo, Edmund Chen and Cheng Pei Pei. The key role of the villainous Bison has yet to be cast.

Dion Lam will choreograph the action sequences on "Street Fighter," which is set up through Hyde Park Entertainment and Capcom, with 20th Century Fox set to distribute.

Justin Marks adapted what will be the second attempt to turn the popular video game franchise into a big screen success. A 1994 dud starred Jean-Claude Van Damme, Raul Julia and Ming-Na as Chun-Li.

Since it premiered in 1987, "Street Fighter" has become one of the most successful video game franchises of all-time, moving 25 million units and generating more than $1 billion in revenue.

In addition to her long run as Lana Lang on The WB and CW's "Smallville," Kreuk has been seen in the telefilm "Eathsea" and in the feature "EuroTrip."

"American Pie" and "Election" star Klein is currently co-starring on CBS' "The Captain," while Duncan's recent credits include "The Last Mimzy" and "Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins."

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