Jennifer Coolidge Joins New Adaptation of Hit Video Game “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)

Jennifer Coolidge has been on fire in the past few years, and she just landed a key role in another high-profile project. The Emmy-winning actress will star alongside Jason Momoa and Jack Black in the highly-anticipated adaptation of the hit video game Minecraft.

Coolidge joined this project in a mystery role – just a few days after winning her second Emmy for The White Lotus—and she’ll be in pretty good company on set. Minecraft will be led by Jason Momoa (Aquaman), and it also stars Jack Black (Kung Fu Panda), Emma Myers (Wednesday), Danielle Brooks (The Color Purple), and Sebastian Eugene Hansen (Just Mercy).

Minecraft is based on the bestselling video game of the same name, and it will be directed by Jared Hess. He recently described the experience of adapting this project as “an open sandbox game” and said that his priority is to avoid disappointing the game’s passionate fanbase.

“I think anybody that does any IP, they just want to avoid an ‘Ugly Sonic’ situation. I just can’t disappoint the 10-year-olds, or they’re going to murder us,” he told The Salt Lake Tribune.

Minecraft kicked off production in New Zealand this month, and it’s scheduled to be released by Warner Bros. on April 4, 2025.