Meet the rest of the Jumanji cast!
Sony Pictures‘ Jumanji cast expands today with the addition of four young stars that Dwayne Johnson dubs “Jumanji Juniors” in his social media announcement. Ser’Darius Blain, Madison Iseman, Alex Wolff and Morgan Turner are joining a Jumanji cast that also includes, in addition to Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart and Jack Black.
As we previously reported, it would appear that the Johnson, Gillan, Hart and Black are playing the “avatars” of the kids actually playing the Jumanji game in the film. As such, it may very well be that these four new stars are the alter egos of those four jungle avatars. That would mean that at least one of the characters is playing with the avatar of another gender and, if the photos in Johnson’s original post (see below) are meant to correspond, three of the characters will be playing avatars of the opposite sex: Blain as Dr. Smolder Bravestone (Johnson), Madison Iseman is Moose Finbar (Hart), Alex Wolff as Ruby Roundhouse (Gillan) and Turner as Professor Shelly Oberon (Black).
Bad Teacher and Sex Tape helmer Jake Kasdan will direct 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, William Teitler and Ted Field are producing. Mike Weber and Van Allsburg executive produce.
Jumanji is based on 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. The 1995 original film was directed by Joe Johnston and starred the late Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunt, Kirsten Dunst, Bradley Pierce, Jonathan Hyde, Bebe Neuwirth, David Alan Grier and Patricia Clarkson. According to Johnson, the new film will serve as a sequel rather than a full reboot.
Jumanji hits the big screen July 28, 2017.
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