Dwayne Johnson's 'Jumanji' Sequel Adds 'Naked Brothers Band' Star
Dwayne Johnson’s human form has been found.
Alex Wolff, perhaps best known for starring with his brother Nat Wolff in The Naked Brothers Band, has joined the cast of Sony’s high-profile Jumanji sequel.
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Wolff will play a boy named Spencer whose avatar in the game is being played by Johnson and named Dr. Smolder Bravestone.
Johnson is starring with Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan in the feature, which recently began production in Hawaii with Jake Kasdan in the director’s chair.
The book by Chris Van Allsburg originally told of a magical board game that brought jungle animals into the lives of its players, a conceit emulated by the 1995 movie starring Robin Williams.
In what is being billed as a "continuation," with a script by the writing teams of Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers along with Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner, it appears that the players are taken from the real world and thrust into a jungle adventure instead.
The other youngsters playing the real-world kids in the movie include Madison Iseman, Morgan Turner, and Ser'Darius Blain.
Matt Tolmach is producing Jumanji with William Teitler. Executive producing are Ted Field, Mike Weber, Jake Kasdan, David Householter, Chris Van Allsburg, Johnson and Dany Garcia.
The film is slated for release on July 28, 2017.
Wollf will next be seen in Peter Berg's drama Patriots Day and is repped by CAA and Untitled Entertainment.
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