Emma Myers, the rising star from Netflix’s hit series Wednesday, is set to join the cast of Warner Bros. and Legendary’s upcoming Minecraft movie, Deadline reports.
This new role for Myers, known for her portrayal of Enid Sinclair on Wednesday, comes as the latest addition to her rapidly growing filmography. Just last week, her newest film, the Ed Helms comedy Family Switch, premiered on Netflix, quickly climbing to the number two spot on the streamer’s Top 10 list.
The Minecraft movie, based on the immensely popular video game, is gearing up for production with an impressive cast. Myers will be working alongside Jason Momoa, Danielle Brooks, and Sebastian Eugene Hansen. Momoa, a dynamic force in the industry, is not only starring in the film but also serving as one of its producers.
Slated to begin shooting at the end of the month in New Zealand, the film adaptation of Minecraft is a collaborative effort. The project brings together Vertigo, Legendary, Mojang/Microsoft, and Momoa’s On the Roam production company.
The producing team includes Roy Lee, Jon Berg, Mary Parent, Cale Boyter, Torfi Frans Olafsson, Vu Bui, and the late Jill Messick, with Todd Hallowell, Kayleen Walters, Brian Mendoza, and Jonathan Spaihts serving as executive producers.
With over 300 million copies sold and nearly 140 million monthly active players globally, Minecraft holds the title of the highest-selling video game of all time. The film, directed by Jared Hess, known for Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre, aims to translate the game’s massive success to the big screen.
This new venture is a significant step for Myers, cementing her place in Hollywood as a versatile actress capable of shifting from streaming successes to major film roles.