‘Expendables 3’ Actress Natalie Burn Joins Jason Statham in ‘Mechanic: Resurrection’ (Exclusive)

Dennis Gansel is directing the sequel, which co-stars Tommy Lee Jones, Jessica Alba and Michelle Yeoh

“The Expendables 3” actress Natalie Burn has joined the cast of “The Mechanic: Resurrection,” which is the sequel to Jason Statham‘s 2011 action movie “The Mechanic,” TheWrap has learned.

Dennis Gansel is directing the sequel, which co-stars Oscar winner Tommy Lee Jones, Jessica Alba and Michelle Yeoh.

Statham returns as hitman Arthur Bishop, who must assassinate a series of dangerous men. Burn will play a BBC reporter who is covering the assassinations.

William Chartoff and David Winkler are producing the sequel with John Thompson and Frank DeMartini, while Millennium’s Avi Lerner is serving as executive producer.

Summit Entertainment will release the next installment in Millennium Films’ franchise on Jan. 22, 2016.

In addition to “The Expendables 3,” Burn’s previous feature credits include “Awaken” with Vinnie Jones and Daryl Hannah, as well as the killer mermaid movie “Nymph.” She’ll soon be seen in Ariel Vromen’s “Criminal,” which stars Kevin Costner, Ryan Reynolds, Gary Oldman and Gal Gadot.

Burn is also creating her own opportunities through her production company 7Heaven Productions, which has several films in pre-production.