May 12, 2016


Jack Black Joins 'Jumanji' Remake, The Rock Teases 'Performance of a Lifetime'

Isa Foltin/Getty Images for Sony Pictures
Isa Foltin/Getty Images for Sony Pictures

Dwane "The Rock" Johnson's Instagram, the No. 1 source of movie news, has delivered the goods again. Late Wednesday (May 11), the WWE wrestler/perennial blockbuster frontman let fans know that Jack Black "will turn in a performance of a lifetime" in the Jumanji remake. "When we reveal his character you'll understand," he added in a parenthetical.

Jack Black fronted a big family-friendly remake in 2015 with Goosebumps. The Rock's Central Intelligence co-star Kevin Hart is also on board for Jumanji, with a July 28, 2017 release targeted. Check out the new Instagram announcement:

Can't wait to hear who those last two starring roles go to.

Earlier this week, The Rock said on Instagram that the movie will honor the memory of Robin Williams, who died in 2014 and starred in the 1995 original. "The love and respect I have for this man is boundless," Johnson wrote, adding that Williams' Alan Parrish character "will stand alone and be forever immortalized in the world of Jumanji in an earnest and cool way."

For more, check out our piece on The Rock's seven most underrated performances