Jumanji Has Found Its Leading Lady: Karen Gillan Joins The Cast

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After the production team has already found the men for the continuation of the 1995 hit Jumanji, they finally have found the most important woman of the movie.

Yesterday, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson announced on instagram that none other than the former companion of the Doctor is going to join the team.

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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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Karen Gillan is more than a former companion though. She has been in multiple movies in the recent years, including Guardians of the Galaxy, The Big Short, and the short-lived TV show Selfie.

We don’t know a lot about her character yet, but we do know the name of her role: Martha.

And according to Johnson, “this isn’t just any role, but in many ways the most important role of the movie.“

The search for Martha had been long but in the end ,they found their perfect match to the rest of the cast.

“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..“, Dwayne Johnson added to the announcement of Gillan on his Instagram.

The movie will also be named Jumanji, though Johnson made clear that it won’t be a remake but a continuation of the 1995 movie with Robin Williams.

Principle photography will start next month in Hawaii. Matt Tolmach and William Teitler are going to produce the continuation of Jumanji, while Ted Field, Mike Weber, Kasdan, David Householter, Van Allsburg, Johnson and Dany Garcia will join the two as executive producers.

Jumanji is expected to hit theatres July 28, 2017.

Anna Hattingen
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