“Jumanji” Sequel Adds Rhys Darby and Morgan Turner


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Sony Pictures’ JUMANJI has added and to the cast. The pair join previously cast Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, and Nick Jonas.

The film, which just began , is being directed by Jake Kasdan, with a script by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner. It’s based on the popular book by Chris Van Allsburg and continues the story from the Robin Williams’s film that grossed $260 million globally.

The movie received criticism earlier this week when a picture from the first day of shooting was released online. It showed the main cast in the jungle and featured all the male roles wearing typical jungle movie-fare while Gillan, the sole female in the picture, wearing a very skin-baring outfit. The creative team behind the film attempted to quickly squash the criticism, stating that Gillan’s outfit is storyline-based. No plot details for the film have been released.

Darby most recently starred in the TBS series Wrecked and has lent his voice to Voltron: Legendary Defender on Netflix. He has previously been seen in Yes Man and Hunt for the Wilderpeople.

Turner is best known for playing Veda Pierce opposite Kate Winslet in the HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce. She has also appeared in Wonderstruck, The Sisterhood of the Night, and Quitters.

Darby is repped by and Principato-Young.
Turner is repped by and .


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