Jennifer Coolidge Joins Star-Studded Cast of “Minecraft”

Jennifer Coolidge with her awards for Female Actor in a Drama Series,
Jennifer Coolidge with her awards for Female Actor in a Drama Series, "The White Lotus", Drama Series Ensemble, "The White Lotus" at the 29th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in February 2023. Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Shutterstock for SAG Awards (13780673e)

Minecraft is the latest video game to get its long-awaited big-screen adaptation, and its cast is getting more amazing by the day. Emmy winner Jennifer Coolidge is the latest star to join Jason Momoa and Jack Black in this highly-anticipated project.

Coolidge is fresh off winning her second Emmy for her role in The White Lotus, and he’s already packing her bags and getting ready to fly to New Zealand! She’s the latest star to join this high-profile project, inspired by the best-selling game Minecraft, which sold 300 million copies around the world and still attracts nearly 140 million monthly active players.

In addition to Momoa, Black, and Coolidge, Minecraft will also star Emma Myers (Wednesday), Danielle Brooks (The Color Purple), and Sebastian Eugene Hansen (Just Mercy).

Director Jared Hess recently discussed his approach to adapting this video game and said he’s just trying to avoid an “Ugly Sonic” situation because he doesn’t want to disappoint Minecraft‘s fanbase.

“Trying to adapt something that doesn’t have a story – it’s an open sandbox game… I like the challenge. There’s got to be a fun, ridiculous movie here. And there is,” he told The Salt Lake Tribune.

Minecraft is currently shooting in New Zealand, and it’s expected to be released on April 4, 2025, by Warner Bros.