Jack Black is in talks to star alongside Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart in the big-budget “Jumanji” reboot at Sony Pictures. Johnson confirmed the casting in an enthusiastic Instagram post which you can see below.
Jake Kasdan is directing this new adaptation of Chris Van Allsburg’s 1981 book with Matt Tolmach and William Teitler set to produce. Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner penned the script based on a draft by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers.
Van Allsburg, Ted Field and Mike Weber will executive produce. Shooting kicks off in August in Hawaii ahead of a July 28th 2017 release.
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