Date: 8th January 2019
Sony Pictures has announced that Danny DeVito and Awkwafina have signed on to the cast of the Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle sequel.
The new additions join the returning Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan in the film, which is once again being directed by Jake Kasdan.
In a statement, Johnson commented "The magic of 'Jumanji' is who becomes who. And the idea of Danny DeVito joining our cast was too irresistible and something we knew we wanted to deliver to our audience this upcoming Christmas. Dwanta Claus loves everyone".
DeVito has two high-profile releases this year in Disney’s Dumbo and The One and Only Ivan, while Awkwafina is set to lend her voice to The Angry Birds Movie 2 and has The Farewell and Paradise Hills in post-production.
Source: Press Release