LOS ANGELES: Actors Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Kevin Hart are in early talks to star in upcoming film Jumanji, a new adaptation of illustrator and writer Chris Van Allsburg’s original 1981 adventure book.
Schedules are still being worked out, as both Dwayne and Kevin have heavy production loads ahead, but according to a source things are moving toward a deal.
The producers are planning to shoot Jumanji before the third season of Dwayne’s series Ballers. He will also shoot Fast 8 this summer, reprising his role of Agent Hobbs. Meanwhile, Kevin is expected to shoot The Intouchables this summer.
The duo showed great chemistry after co-hosting the MTV Movie Awards, and with anticipation high for their upcoming action comedy film Central Intelligence, the producers see this as the perfect opportunity to pair the two up again for a film.
Jumanji will be directed by Jake Kasdan. The film is slated to release on July 28, 2017.