Awkwafina, who had a breakout yr with scene-stealing work in “Ocean’s 8” and “Loopy Wealthy Asians,” is in talks to affix the “Jumanji” sequel, sources confirmed to Selection.
Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan are all anticipated to return, with Jake Kasdan coming again as director.
“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” was a smash hit, bringing in $962 million worldwide. It adopted a bunch of 4 teenagers transported into the world of Jumanji, which is now featured as a online game as a substitute of a board recreation — what the guide and authentic 1995 film centered on.
Kasdan, Scott Rosenberg, and Jeff Pinkner penned the script. Matt Tolmach is producing the pic together with Johnson’s Seven Bucks banner and Kasdan.
“Ocean’s 8” grossed extra then $140 million and “Loopy Wealthy Asians” made $174 million on the home field workplace.
The rapper-turned-actress might be seen subsequent in two Sundance pics, “The Farewell” and “Paradise Hills.” She can also be prepping an autobiographical TV sequence referred to as “Awkwafina” for Comedy Central.
Awkwafina is repped by UTA, Artists First, and lawyer Isaac Dunham of Schreck Rose. The Hollywood Reporter first broke the information.