Actor Danny DeVito has joined the cast of Dwayne Johnson's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle sequel. Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan will return for the project with Jake Kasdan coming back as the director, reported Variety.
"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," Johnson said.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle followed a group of four teens transported into the world of Jumanji, where they turn into their adult avatars. The setting is now a video game instead of a board game, on which the book and original 1995 film, featuring Robin Williams, were based. Scott Rosenberg, Kasdan and Jeff Pinkner have penned the script of the sequel.
Rapper-turned-actress Awkwafina, who has earlier worked in Oceans 8 and Crazy Rich Asians will also be a part of Jumanji sequel.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle which released in 2018 raked in $962 million worldwide.
(With PTI inputs)
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