Washington: Nick Jonas will reprise his role as Jefferson ‘Seaplane’ McDonough in Sony’s sequel to ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.’
While the plot of the film is being kept under wraps, Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan are set to return for the second part. Awkwafina too is in final negotiations for a significant role.
Danny DeVito and Danny Glover have also joined the cast, and the four teens from the first film (Ser’Darius Blain, Madison Iseman, Morgan Turner, Alex Wolff) are also returning.
The second instalment too will be directed by Jake Kasdan who has also co-written it with Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinker.
Matt Tolmach will again produce with Seven Bucks’ Johnson, Dany Garcia, and Hiram Garcia, along with Kasdan.
‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ was a sequel to the 1995 hit “Jumanji,” starring Robin Williams. Set in the present day, the reboot follows four high school students placed in detention together. The quartet is assigned to the school’s basement and then transported into the Jumanji board game after they activate the discarded game.