Dania Ramirez to Star in Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” Sequel

Dania Ramirez is headed for the jungle…

The 39-year-old Dominican actress and former Devious Maidsstar has landed a role in Sony’s sequel to Jumanji: Welcome to the Junglewhich is being directed and co-written by Jake Kasdan.

Dania Ramirez

Ramirez joins a cast that includes members Dwayne JohnsonJack BlackKevin HartKaren Gillanand Nick Jonas, as well as new additions AwkwafinaDanny DeVitoand Danny Glover

Plot details are being kept under wraps. 

In addition to her lead role on Lifetime’sDevious Maids, Ramirez previously starred on television in ABC’s Once Upon a Timeand NBC’s Heroes.

Her film credits include X-Men: The Last Stand and Premium Rush.

Selena Gomez’s “Hotel Transylvania 3” Becomes Sony’s Biggest Animated Film Globally

Selena Gomez has a monster hit on her hands…

The 26-year-old Mexican American actress’ Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation has become Sony Pictures’ biggest animated film of all time globally.

Selena Gomez

At $476.3M worldwide, it sailed past Hotel Transylvania 2 ($474.8M) on Friday. Combined, the three Hotel Transylvania movies have now grossed in excess of $1.3B global.

Through Friday, Hotel Transylvania 3cruised to $316M at the international box office, topping Hotel Transylvania 2. Domestically, it’s tallied $160.3M, about 6% off the previous movie.

The first two installments were released in the fall, so Hotel Transylvania 3 was the first summer tryout for the series.

In Latin America, notably, Hotel Transylvania 3 is Sony’s 2nd biggest title of all time for the region behind Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle. It is also the studio’s biggest grosser ever in Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Slovakia, Lithuania and Ethiopia.

Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, the film has Adam Sandler and Gomez atop the voice cast.