Madison Iseman — who reportedly landed the Jennifer Love Hewitt role, though no character descriptions have been released — is best known for the Jumanji franchise. She played the real-world version of Bethany Walker, a stuck-up teenage girl who — inside the magical game Jumanji – becomes middle-aged male cartographer Sheldon “Shelly” Oberon, played by Jack Black, in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Jumanji: The Next Level.
She also has prior horror experience: She starred in the horror comedy for kids Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (which was also produced by I Know What You Did Last Summer executive producer Neal Moritz), Conjuring spin-off Annabelle Comes Home (which was also produced by IKWYDLS EP James Wan), and Nocturne, an installment of the Amazon horror film anthology Welcome to the Blumhouse. She also appeared in the faith drama Clouds. Movies she’s been in have collectively grossed over $2 billion at the box office, so she’s got some boffo cred.
Iseman’s TV credits include a series regular role on the Billy Ray Cyrus-led comedy series Still the King and guest appearances on Modern Family, Henry Danger, and Those Who Can’t. She will next be seen in the thriller Fear of Rain opposite Katherine Heigl and Harry Connick Jr.