Nick Jonas and Dwayne Johnson are featured in costume on the Jumanji set
Production continues on Sony Pictures‘ Jumanji today as Dwayne Johnson shares yet another glimpse at the upcoming film. This new image, which you can check out in full in the gallery viewer below, gives us a first look at Nick Jonas’ character on the Jumanji set.
The Jumanji cast also includes Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Ser’Darius Blain, Madison Iseman, Alex Wolff and Morgan Turner. 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. There’s no telling yet whether Jonas is playing an avatar of one of the “Jumanji Juniors,” but his appearance alongside Johnson on the Jumanji set seems to indicate something more in line with the former.
“Officially welcoming my guy Nick Jonas to #Jumanji,” writes Johnson alongside the photo. “Great dude, great positive energy and very talented. He’s gonna kill this role like I kill things with my bare hands. The jungle awaits. The adventure continues. And ironically the one who sings the most on set is Jack 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.