Awkwafina is in “final negotiations” to sign up for the cast of the sequel to the wildly successful 2017 movie Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The cast is presently set to consist of Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan reprising their roles from the remake, which built $962 million globally and became the fourth-highest domestic grossing film last year.
The sequel will also have Jake Kasdan returning as director and co-writer with Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner coming back again to aid pen the script. Awkwafina’s function in the film continues to be a mystery, but THR describes her character as “key” and “significant.”
Awkwafina, whose true title is Nora Lum, starred in two of the greatest box office hits in 2018: Ocean’s 8 and Outrageous Rich Asians. She parlayed her breakout achievements in all those two films into a historic transform on Saturday Night time Are living, where she turned the initial Asian woman to host the display since Lucy Liu on Dec. 16, 2000. “I bear in mind how crucial that episode was for me and how it completely improved what I imagined was achievable for an Asian-American woman,” she reflected on the instant for the duration of her SNL dialogue. “Thank you Lucy for opening the door. I was not equipped to make it in again then, but 18 many years later I’m web hosting the show.”
Awkwafina is slated to appear in The Farewell and Paradise Hills this 12 months, as effectively as lend her voice for The Offended Birds Motion picture 2.