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Karen Gillan Cast In Dwayne Johnson's Jumanji

Posted By: Matt McGloin
08/30/2016 - 1:24pm

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Confirming speculation from a while ago, now Dwayne Johnson has announced Karen Gillan is joining the cast of Jumanji.

Between myself, [Kevin Hart], Jack Black and [Nick Jonas] we've searched far and wide to find the one person to complete our [Jumanji] family," Johnson posted on Instagram. "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. [Karen Gillan]. And yes, this is the girl who is so bad ass she shaved her freaking head for Guardians of the Galaxy. We start production next month in Hawaii and as many of you already know, this isn't a remake or reboot, but a continuation of the awesome [Jumanj] story we love. Jake "The Snake" Kasdan directing, Matt "OG" Tolmach producing. Yup, I give everyone nicknames. The adventure and fun continues..."

As Johnson notes, the new Jumanji movie is a sequel to the 1995 film that starred Robin Williams.

Karen Gillan first teased involvement in the Jumanji movie back in 2013 noting "things are really happening."

Gillan also stars in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy 2.

Jumanji has a July 28, 2017 release starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Nick Jonas.

 

Between myself, @kevinhart4real Jack Black and @NickJonas we've searched far and wide to find the one person to complete our #JUMANJI family. 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. We start production next month in Hawaii and as many of you already know, this isn't a remake or reboot, but a continuation of the awesome JUMANJI story we love. Jake "The Snake" Kasdan directing, Matt "OG" Tolmach producing. Yup, I give everyone nicknames. The adventure and fun continues... #JUMANJI #KarenGillan #RESPECT #GingerTough

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