Guess what? Not only did Sony confirm that the “Central Intelligence” duo will star in the film, “Goosebumps” actor Jack Black will also be a part of the cast!
“The Rock” even posted the good news on his Instagram earlier today (Thursday, 12th May):
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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
You may not know this but comedy director Jake Kasdan (from “Fresh Of The Boat and “Bad Teacher”) and Jack Black used to work together on “Orange County” back in 2002. So it’ll be like a little reunion for the 2 of them.
Earlier this week, Johnson took to social media to say that he and the rest of the “Jumanji” remake team will make sure that the legacy left by the late Robin Williams will be honoured.
“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,” wrote the “Baywatch” actor on his Instagram.
On top of that, Johnson also revealed that the film will have 5 main leads: Himself, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, one “bad ass” girl, and one “semi-sorta bad ass” dude. Who will be the remaining 2 be, we wonder.
Though we never thought that we would see the 3 of them in the same film, we are pretty excited to see what they have in store for us.
Sony Pictures’ “Jumanji” is slated for release on 18th July 2017.