The first photo of the cast of the new Jumanji movie has appeared online.
Kevin Hart – who stars in the movie alongside Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Karen Gillan and Jack Black in the movie – posted the photo on Instagram earlier today.
Directed by Jake Kasdan (Bad Teacher, Sex Tape), the new film follows the events of the original 1995 classic, which starred Robin Williams.
Hart commented: “Day 1 of shooting “Jumanji” is officially in the can. We had a amazing first day.”
He teased: “The chemistry & energy of our cast & crew was beyond amazing!!!! This movie is going to be dope as hell….Can’t wait to get back to work tomorrow @therock @karengillanofficial & jack black!!!”
Former Doctor Who companion Karen Gillan will play a character named Martha.
The Rock previous announced the Guardians of the Galaxy star’s casting last month, saying: “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.”
Johnson also confirmed that “this isn’t a remake or reboot, but a continuation of the awesome Jumanji story we love.”
Jumanji is set to arrive in cinemas on 28 July 2017.
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