Awkwafina speaks onstage during the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations Announcement at Pacific Design Center on December 12, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (AFP/Emma McIntyre)
Nora Lum, better known as American actress and rapper Awkwafina, is to appear alongside Karen Gillan, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson in 2019’s “Jumanji” sequel.
Still awaiting a title, director Jake Kasdan is returning from the first film, as are writers Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner.
Its 2017 predecessor revitalised a movie franchise that had lain dormant since its first entry in 1995.
The project was an immense success. On a production budget of US$90 million, it made US$962 million at the worldwide box office.
Filming on the sequel is expected to begin this month.
With “Jumanji 3,” Awkwafina has nearly half a dozen projects already announced for 2019. She also has late January’s strange fantasy boarding school drama “Paradise Hills” and Chinese family comedy “The Farewell,” August’s “The Angry Birds Movie 2,” and TV series “Weird City.”
In addition there is the undated semi-autobiographical Comedy Central series titled “Awkwafina,” which began production in mid-2017.
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