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First 'Jumanji' Photo Sends the Rock and Kevin Hart to the Jungle
The cast of Jumanji has officially made it to the jungle.
Dwayne Johnson (Dr. Smolder Bravestone) and Kevin Hart (Moose Finbar) have shared the first photo of the team on set, with the pair joined by jungle-exploring costars Karen Gillan (Ruby Roundhouse) and Jack Black (Professor Shelly Oberon). Johnson headed off any criticism about Gillan's outfit being more revealing than the men's by writing, "Her jungle wardrobe will make sense when you know the plot. Trust me." Not pictured: co-star Nick Jonas.
"We had a amazing first day," Hart wrote on Instagram. "The chemistry & energy of our cast & crew was beyond amazing!!!! This movie is going to be dope as hell."
The Sony movie from director Jake Kasdan is shooting in Honolulu and is a continuation of the 1995 fantasy-adventure film that starred the late Robin Williams.
"The love and respect I have for this man is boundless," Johnson wrote of Williams on Instagram in May. "You have my word, we will honor his name and the character of 'Alan Parrish' will stand alone and be forever immortalized in the world of Jumanji in an earnest and cool way."
Sony is set to release Jumanji on July 28, 2017.
EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: #JUMANJI The journey continues.. "Moose Finbar" (Kevin Hart). "Ruby Roundhouse" (Karen Gillan. Her jungle wardrobe will make sense when you know the plot. Trust me;). "Professor Shelly Oberon" (Jack Black). "Dr. Smolder Bravestone" 'cause well.. he smolders. Hard workin' and FUN first day of shooting in the jungle with this talented and crazy motley crew. Jack is brilliant, Karen is bad assery, Kevin is sharply hilarious and I smell good. Extremely hard trying to keep a straight face in these scenes. Too funny. We're makin' a good one. More to come.. #JUMANJI #WishFulfillment #TheGameThatPlaysYou
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