Karen Gillan joins Jumanji remake

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 31 August 2016
Karen Gillan

Karen Gillan

Karen Gillan has joined the cast of 'Jumanji' alongside Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Nick Jonas, Kevin Hart and Jack Black

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has announced Karen Gillan as the latest cast member for 'Jumanji'.

The 'Guardians of the Galaxy' star joins Jack Black, Nick Jonas and Kevin Hart in the sequel of the the popular 1995 movie, which starred the late Robin Williams.

The 'San Andreas' hunk said she was the right girl for the job because she has the "nerve and talent" to star alongside the 'Jealous' hitmaker, comedian Jack and "masterful" Kevin.

In a lengthy post on his Instagram account, Dwayne confirmed: "Between myself, @kevinhart4real Jack Black and @NickJonas we've searched far and wide to find the one person to complete our #JUMANJI family. This isn't just any role, but in many ways the most important role of the movie.

We had to find a girl.

But not just any girl.

"A girl who has "Chutzpah". Guts, nerve and talent to stand her ground and hold her own against Nick's cool rockstar ways, Jack's relentless energy and genius, Kevin's masterful timing and skills and the big, brown, bald tattooed guy who just simply stands there and oooooozes smoldering, captivating, sizzling, can't take your eyes off this brilliant manly man.. never mind I got drunk on the ol' DJ kool aid again.

"Ladies and gentlemen, I'm proud to announce a girl who's playing the most important role in our movie - the talented, beautiful and down for a Scottish fight at any time, Ms @KarenGillanOfficial.

"And yes, this is the girl who is so bad ass she shaved her freaking head for Guardians of the Galaxy. (sic)"

The 44-year-old former wrestling champion also revealed that they will head to Hawaii in September and the film will be directed by Jake Kasdan and directed by Matt Tolmach.

He continued: "We start production next month in Hawaii and as many of you already know, this isn't a remake or reboot, but a continuation of the awesome JUMANJI story we love.

Jake "The Snake" Kasdan directing, Matt "OG" Tolmach producing. Yup, I give everyone nicknames.

The adventure and fun continues... #JUMANJI #KarenGillan #RESPECT #GingerTough (sic)"

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 59min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jake Kasdan
  • Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Bobby Cannavale
  • UK release: 7 December 2017

Four high school teens in detention discover the magical board game Jumanji, now a video game, and after being sucked into it they become the avatars they’ve chosen. Crude but amusing sequel to the 1995 original, with Black having a ball as he gets in touch with his inner prom queen.

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