Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has today announced that he is set to be a part of Sony Pictures’ remake of the Robin Williams starring 1995 movie Jumanji.
Johnson becomes the first actor penned to the film, with his Central Intelligence (2016) co-star Kevin Hart strongly expected to join the part-time professional wrestler on the new project.
Sex Tape director Jake Kasdan is going to direct the latest adaptation of Chris Van Allsberg’s novel.
It has yet to be confirmed what Johnson’s role in the movie will be.
It’s OFFICIAL: Love this script! Big movie news that me and my canine gal Shang are excited to share;) To produce, create and deliver original properties to fans like HBO’s #ballers to this summer’s #CentralIntelligence is one of the best parts of my job. But to take great properties that are beloved worldwide like #BAYWATCH and #RAMPAGE and have the opportunity reimagine their stories in dope new ways to a whole new generation is truly an honor. It’s official. We’ll produce and deliver to a whole new generation a title that I love and is one of my all time favs: There’s games you play for fun… then there’s games that change your life. JUMANJI Working on edging up an already very good script with my @sevenbucksprod team. Up next is meeting with our producer Matt Tolmach and director Jake Kasdan. Shooting starts this fall. Promise to deliver something cool and special.. and not screw the whole damn thing up;). As always I’ll keep you posted. Casting this should be fun! #JUMANJI #JungleLife #JustPressStart #SONYPictures