Jack Black confirms role in ‘Minecraft’ movie

Jack Black at the PSIFF "The Polka King" Screening at Camelot Theater on January 3^ 2018 in Palm Springs^ CA

Variety confirmed that Jack Black has joined the cast of the Minecraft movie, with Deadline reporting that Black will play Steve in the upcoming film starring Jason Momoa. The cast also includes Emma Myers (Wednesday) and Danielle Brooks (‘Orange is the New Black’, ‘The Color Purple’).

Black himself teased his role with a photo on Instagram that shows him reading the book Minecraft Basics for Dummies, with the caption: “an actor prepares.”

Minecraft is based on the popular Mojang and Microsoft video game of the same name. ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ co-writer and director Jared Hess will direct the adaptation, while a writer has yet to be announced. Production will begin soon in New Zealand, with a tentative opening in theaters on April 4, 2025.

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