Awkwafina in Talks to Join Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Sequel

The third film is opening on December 13, 2019

Awkwafina in Talks to Join Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Sequel

Rapper and actress Awkwafina (Crazy Rich AsiansOcean’s 8) is in final talks to join Sony Pictures’ sequel to Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The trade says that her character is under wraps for now, but the role is described as “key” and “significant.”

Awkwafina will be joining the returning cast, including Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan. Jake Kasdan, who directed the 2017 release that grossed $962.1 million worldwide, is also back to direct.

The sequel’s script is by Kasdan, Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner. Matt Tolmach is producing the feature along with Johnson’s Seven Bucks and Kasdan.

The Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle sequel has been set for a December 13, 2019 release.