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Dwyane “The Rock” Johnson & Jack Black To Star In ‘Jumanji’ Remake

By Teonny Spears / Published on Thursday, 12 May 2016 11:23 AM / No Comments

So, for those of you who aren’t aware, there is a currently a remake of the classic (and one of my favorites) 90s film Jumanji in the works, which originally starred the late Robin Williams.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will pull double duty as one of the film’s stars, as well as a co-producer, and yesterday (Wednesday May 11) The Rock revealed that Kevin Hart and Jack Black have also been tapped to star in the film:

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The film is adapted from the 1981 children’s book of the same name, which was written by Chris Van Allsburg. The 1995 film starred Robin Williams as Alan Parrish, the previous player who was unleashed from the game after being trapped for years.

Despite earning mixed reviews from critics, Jumanji earned $100,475,249 in the United States and Canada and an additional $162,322,000 overseas, bringing the worldwide gross to $262,797,249. Also starring Bonnie Hunt, Kristen Dunst, Bradley Pierce and David Alan Grier, the film’s success inspired the launch of a television series,which ran from 19996 to 1999.

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About Teonny Spears

26 year-old Teonny Spears, is from a small town in Louisiana called Ferriday, where he currently lives. A fan of Pop music, Teonny began writing at a small age and in 2005, he began blogging for fun on Myspace about his favorite artists. After building a love for entertainment news, he began working for Defglam.com, and launched his own weekly show in 2009 called EnterSHADEment Talk for 8 seasons and over 200 episodes before ending the show in 2012. He shortly left Defglam in the same year. In 2012, Teonny became the Pop Culture Expert for Sinuous Magazine.After a three-year run, Teonny left the publication to pursue new interests, and now resides at PopGlitz.com, as the Editor-in-Chief, where he specializes in Celebrity Gossip, fashion, music & introducing readers to new and rising talent. Teonny is also part of a collective called The Bloginati, a Multifaceted group with people who touch on several forms of media.
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