Columbia Pictures’ remake of the beloved 1995 movie Jumanji looks to be one player closer to starting production.
Dwayne Johnson signed on to star in the picture three weeks ago and has been posting casting updates on Instagram. Yesterday, Johnson took to his account to welcome Jack Black to the production.
“It’s official,” he wrote. “An ol’ friend is ready to play in the world of Jumanji… Jack (mf’n) Black.”
IT'S OFFICIAL: An ol' friend is ready to play in the world of #JUMANJI… JACK (mf'n) BLACK. Been a big fan of his work over the years. A brilliant actor who I'm confident will turn in a performance of a lifetime for JUMANJI. (when we reveal his character you'll understand;). In our reimagining of the story of JUMANJI, Jack brings that rare balance of cool with funny and edge with childlike joy. The "Jumanji Breakfast Club" is coming together.. myself, Jack (mf'n) Black and Kevin Hart. Two big roles left. One bad ass girl. One semi-sorta bad ass dude. Who will they be… this is gonna be fun. #JUMANJI #WelcomesJackBlack #JustPressStart #TheGameThatPlaysYou
Johnson also mentioned Kevin Hart playing one of the other lead roles.
“Two big roles left,” wrote Johnson. “One bad ass girl. One semi-sorta bad ass dude.”
While Johnson’s post is currently the only confirmation of Black’s involvement, it will serve to be a reunion for Black and director Jake Kasdan if accurate. (They previously worked together on 2002’s Orange County.)
Kasdan’s Jumanji rampages into theatres July 28, 2017.
(Source: The Wrap)