February 23, 2024

The hilarious and talented Jennifer Coolidge has officially signed on for Warner Bros.’ much-anticipated Minecraft adaptation, currently in production in New Zealand. Fresh off her second Primetime Emmy win for HBO’s The White Lotus, Coolidge joins an ensemble featuring Aquaman’s Jason Momoa, Jack Black, Emma Myers, Danielle Brooks, and Sebastian Eugene Hansen.

Known for her iconic role as Stifler’s Mom in the American Pie series, Coolidge’s versatile career spans hits like Legally Blonde, Promising Young Woman, and Shotgun Wedding, along with TV stints on The Watcher, Joey, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, and 2 Broke Girls.

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Directed by Jared Hess, the creative mind behind Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre, Minecraft promises a faithful adaptation that stays true to its beloved source material. Hess is determined to avoid the pitfalls faced by other video game adaptations, particularly referencing the “ugly Sonic” situation encountered by Paramount’s live-action/CG Sonic the Hedgehog movie in 2019.

Minecraft, the best-selling video game with a staggering 300 million copies sold and nearly 140 million monthly active players, has had a long and winding journey to the big screen. The feature-length adaptation, set to release on April 4, 2025, boasts an impressive lineup of producers, including Jason Momoa, and executive producers Todd Hallowell, Kayleen Walters, Brian Mendoza, and Jonathan Spaihts.

Scheduled for release on April 4, 2025, Minecraft is part of Warner Bros.’ ambitious lineup, including Superman: Legacy and The Batman – Part II. As the excitement builds for this pixelated adventure, the studio hopes to replicate the success of the game in theaters and launch a new era for the DC Universe with Superman: Legacy.

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