Rapper-turned-actress Awkwafina, who had a successful year with OCEANS 8 and CRAZY RICH ASIANS, is in talks to join the JUMANJI sequel. Variety reported that Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan are all expected to return for the project, with Jake Kasdan coming back as director.
JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE was a smash hit, raking in $962 million worldwide.
It followed a group of four teens transported into the world of Jumanji, where they turn into their adult avatars. The setting is now a video game instead of a board game - what the book and original 1995 film, starring Robin Williams, were focused on.