Westworld, This is Us actors to join cast of “Frozen 2!!”

Disney’s anticipated sequel to its 2013 animated megahit could have two new additions to the cast. Evan Rachel Wood, who plays the sentient android Dolores Abernathy in the HBO series Westworld, and Sterling K. Brown, known for his portrayal of Randall Pearson on the NBC drama This Is Us, are currently in talks with Disney about joining the cast of Frozen 2. Directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee will return for the sequel with Lee handling the script as she did in the first film. The second movie will also see the return of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel and Josh Gad who played Anna, Elsa and Olaf, respectively.

Loosely based on Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Snow Queen”, Frozen hit theaters in 2013 and went on to become a megahit, racking up $1.24 billion at the box office and winning two Academy Awards, including “Best Animated Film.” The title song, “Let it Go” won a Critic’s Choice Award for “Best Original Song” and a Grammy for “Best Song Written for Visual Media.” An animated short sequel, Frozen Fever, premiered on March 13, 2015, with Disney’s Cinderella. A holiday featurette titled Olaf’s Frozen Adventure premiered as a limited time offering on November 22, 2017, with Pixar’s Coco, and made its television debut on December 14, 2017, on ABC.

Frozen fever may have died down as of late but it will most assuredly become hot again (double pun) once the we are granted with a teaser trailer that could come out this Fall with the releases of “Ralph Breaks the Internet” and “Mary Poppins Returns.” Coupling a teaser for “Frozen 2” with those films would be a Christmas delight.

Sources: Screenrant, Variety