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Danny Glover joins cast of 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' sequel

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Wade Sheridan
Danny Glover will star in Sony's sequel to Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. File Photo by Christine Chew/UPI
Danny Glover will star in Sony's sequel to "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle." File Photo by Christine Chew/UPI | License Photo

Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Danny Glover is set to star in Sony's upcoming sequel to 2017's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

Glover's role in the film is being kept under wraps. He joins a cast that includes returning stars Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan along with series newcomers Awkwafina and Danny DeVito.

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Jake Kasdan is returning to direct based off a script he wrote with Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner. The sequel will arrive in theaters on Dec. 13, 2019.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which worked as a sequel to 1995's Jumanji starring Robin Williams, featured four high school students trapped in a new video game version of the titular board game. The students transform into characters that resemble Johnson, Hart, Black and Gillan and navigate a dangerous jungle in order to beat the game and return home.

"From Awkafina to Danny DeVito to now one of my action heroes, Danny Glover - it's been awesome having so many actors and OG legends raise their hands wanting to come and play in our Jumanji universe," Johnson told The Hollywood Reporter.

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"'Who turns into who?' will always be the fun magic sauce for our audience," he continued.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle earned $962 million worldwide and was Sony's highest-grossing film of all time in the United States.

Glover was last seen starring in Robert Redford's The Old Man & the Gun.

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