Dwayne Johnson joins 'Jumanji' reboot

Dwayne Johnson Coming for Jumanji
Dwayne Johnson Coming for Jumanji

Dwayne Johnson will be rolling the dice for the Jumanji reboot, hoping for a five or an eight.

Jake Kasdan will direct Sony Pictures remake, which will take a new look at the Chris Van Allsburg book in a script written by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner, based on a draft by the original writers, Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers.

Matt Tolmach and Bill Teitler are producing, with Ted Field, Mike Weber and Van Allsburg acting as executive producers.

In a post on his Instagram account, Johnson said that the movie will begin shooting this fall. The movie is scheduled for a July 28, 2017 release.

The 1995 original movie starred the late Robin Williams as the freed jungle dweller who must work to win the magical board game that locked him away in a the jungle.

Johnson will next be seen in Central Intelligence, where he will star oppositeKevin Hart, who is also rumored to be joining the Jumanji remake.

He also has numerous project in production and pre-production, including the Baywatch movie, Fast 8 and Shazam!.

He is repped by WME and Gang Tyre.

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