Jack Black in Talks to Join Jumanji Reboot

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Jack Black in Talks to Join Jumanji Reboot

Jack Black in talks to join Jumanji Reboot

TheWrap brings word that comedian Jack Black (Goosebumps, Bernie) is in talks to join Sony’s upcoming Jumanji reboot. He would join Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart in the upcoming film.

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The Jumanji reboot will return to the source material that inspired the 1995 film, re-adapting Chris Van Allsburg’s 1985 children’s book in which a magical board game causes jungle plants and creatures to invade a quiet American suburb. 

Bad Teacher and Sex Tape helmer Jake Kasdan will direct Jumanji from a screenplay by High Fidelity and Con Air scribe Scott Rosenberg with frequent Bad Robot executive producer Jeff Pinkner serving as a consultant. Matt Tolmach will produce the film, scheduled for a July 28, 2017 release. William Teitler is also producing with Ted Field. Mike Weber and Van Allsburg executive produce.

Directed by Joe Johnston, the 1995 big screen take on Jumanji stars the late Robin Williams opposite Bonnie Hunt, Kirsten Dunst, Bradley Pierce, Jonathan Hyde, Bebe Neuwirth, David Alan Grier and Patricia Clarkson.

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