Awkwafina joins Jumanji 3 cast in ‘key’ role
Crazy Rich Asians star Awkwafina is set to join Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart in Sony’s upcoming sequel to Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Details are scarce, but Awkwafina’s part is said to be “key” and “significant” to the film. Obviously the role continues the actress’ current hot streak as she shot to stardom with the hits Ocean’s 8 and the aforementioned Crazy Rich Asians, the latter of which grossed $174 million domestically.
Dwayne Johnson officially announced the release date for the Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle sequel via his Instagram, revealing that Jumanji 3 is set for December 13, 2019. The film will see the return of the main cast that includes Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, and Jack Black along with director Jake Kasdan. The December 13th date will also give the movie at least a week in theaters before Star Wars: Episode IX is released.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle brought in over $960 million worldwide, over 3.5x the worldwide gross of the original film from 1995, and became Sony’s highest-grossing domestic release of all time (just barely passing 2002’s Spider-Man). The film was #1 for four weekends, including three in a row and was the first December wide release to be #1 on a February weekend since Titanic in 1998.
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