Jack Black To Join The Jumanji Reboot With Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart

The Jumanji reboot is coming, and so far the movie remake will star Dwayne Johnson who is also serving as a co-producer, and thea newly-announced cast, Jack Black and Kevin Hard. Johnson announced the news on his Instagram post on Wednesday.

"In our reimagining of the story of Jumanji, Jack brings that rare balance of cool with funny and edge with childlike joy," The Rock wrote. He added that Kevin Hart will also be joining the film. "The 'Jumanji Breakfast Club' is coming together, myself, Jack (mf'n) Black and Kevin Hart."

The film is adapted from the Chris Van Allsburg's 1982 children's book of the same title, and it tells the story of two young siblings who discover and play a jungle adventure board game that comes to life, and unleashes a previous player who was trapped in the game along with wild animals.

The original 1995 movie starred Robin Williams as the trapped player named Alan Parrish. "An important thing that I want to be honest and bring up is Robin Williams. The love and respect I have for this man is boundless. You have my word, we will honor his name and the character of 'Alan Parrish' will stand alone and be forever immortalized in the world of Jumanji in an earnest and cool way. I have an idea of what to do and I think his family will be proud," Johnson wrote in an Instagram post he said earlier this week.

In the original film, there are three main characters, but the reboot will have five main roles. "One bad ass girl. One semi-sorta bad ass dude. Who will they be... this is gonna be fun," Johnson said.

The film is expected to release in theaters next summer.

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