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Jack Black Joins Sony's 'Jumanji' Reboot

Jack Black had officially joined Sony's "Jumanji" reboot. He will co-star alongside Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Kevin Hart.

Johnson posted the news on this Twitter earlier today, saying that he has "Been a big fan of his work over the years." Johnson also said that Black will "turn in a performance of a lifetime for JUMANJI. (when we reveal his character you'll understand;). In our reimagining of the story of JUMANJI, Jack brings that rare balance of cool with funny and edge with childlike joy."

IT'S OFFICIAL: An ol' friend is ready to play in the world of #JUMANJI... JACK (mf'n) BLACK. Been a big fan of his work over the years. A brilliant actor who I'm confident will turn in a performance of a lifetime for JUMANJI. (when we reveal his character you'll understand;). In our reimagining of the story of JUMANJI, Jack brings that rare balance of cool with funny and edge with childlike joy. The "Jumanji Breakfast Club" is coming together.. myself, Jack (mf'n) Black and Kevin Hart. Two big roles left. One bad ass girl. One semi-sorta bad ass dude. Who will they be... this is gonna be fun. #JUMANJI #WelcomesJackBlack #JustPressStart #TheGameThatPlaysYou

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"Jumanji" will be directed by Jake Kasdan and produced by Matt Tolmach.

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