The Jumanji remake has a new cast member to join Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and the yet t be confirmed Kevin Hart…
Jack Black is signed on to the remake of the Robin Williams movie.
The remake will adapt the original 1981 book by Chris Van Allsburg and will be directed by Jake Kasdan and wwritten by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner, based on a draft by the original writers Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers.
After Goosebumps, this is not a surprising bit of casting.
The Rock himself confirmed the casting on his Instagram (below)
Jumanji is set for release on July 28th, 2017.
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
Source: The Wrap (http://www.thewrap.com/jack-black-in-talks-to-join-dwayne-johnson-kevin-hart-in-jumanji-reboot-exclusive/)