Goosebumps 2 has cast Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ken Jeong and Chris Parnell
Wendi Mclendon-Covey (Bridesmaids), Ken Jeong (Crazy Rich Asians) and Chris Parnell (Hot Rod) have been cast in the upcoming sequelÂ Goosebumps 2, according toÂ Variety. Theyâ€™ll join a cast that includes Madison Iseman, Ben Oâ€™Brien, Caleel Harris and Jeremy Ray Taylor.
The first filmâ€™s director Rob Letterman (Shark Tale,Â Monsters vs. Aliens) and screenwriter Darren Lemke (Turbo)Â will return forÂ Goosebumps 2, withÂ Deborah Forte (The Golden Compass) and Neal H. Moritz (22 Jump Street)Â also coming backÂ as producers.Â Jack BlackÂ is expected toÂ come back to the fold for more monster mayhem.
The firstÂ GoosebumpsÂ madeÂ $156.7 million on a $58 million budget, and hit #1 on the sales charts when it was released on home videoÂ . Since there areÂ 62 books in the original â€śGoosebumpsâ€ť series, the filmmakers will have plenty of material to wade through in order to craft a story.
Based on Scholasticâ€™s worldwide best-selling book series, with over 400 million copies in print,Â GoosebumpsÂ starred Jack Black (School of Rock) as â€śGoosebumpsâ€ť author R.L. Stine, along with Dylan Minnette (Prisoners), Ryan Lee (Super 8) and Odeya Rush (The Giver). When Zach (Minnette) unwittingly unleashes magical monsters on the town, he must team with his new friends Champ (Lee), Hannah (Rush) and Stine (Black) to send the ghouls back where they came from before itâ€™s too late.
AceÂ screenwriting team Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski (Big Eyes,Â The People v OJ Simpson) penned the story for the original, with Lemke writing the screenplay.
Goosebumps 2Â will hit theaters on October 12.
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