Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson to star in Jumanji reboot?
Star Dwayne Johnson and comedian Kevin Hart will extend their partnership after their upcoming film Central Intelligence. The duo is in talks to co-star in the Sony Pictures’ Jumanji reboot.hollywood Updated: Apr 16, 2016 18:40 IST
Star Dwayne Johnson and comedian Kevin Hart will extend their partnership after their upcoming film Central Intelligence. The duo is in talks to co-star in the Sony Pictures’ Jumanji reboot.
The film will be a new adaptation of Chris Van Allsburg’s original 1981 adventure book, reported Variety.
Schedules are still being worked out, as both Johnson and Hart are busy with their individual projects, but sources say things are moving toward a deal.
Johnson, 43, who is currently filming the Baywatch movie, is also starring on HBO series Ballers. He’s set to reprise his role in Fast and Furious 8 this summer and film video game adaptation Rampage next.
The plan is to shoot Jumanji before the filming of Ballers season 3 starts.
Watch Johnson and Hart in the Central Intelligence trailer here
Jumanji revolves around a 12-year-old boy, who becomes trapped in a board game in 1969 and is released 26 years later.
The original Jumanji movie was released back in 1995 and was directed by Captain America: The First Avenger’s Joe Johnston and starred the late Robin Williams.
Watch a clip from the original movie here
Jake Kasdan is directing from the script by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner. The film will hit theatres on July 28, 2017.
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