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Danny DeVito Joins The Cast of Jumanji 3

January 5, 2019 | Posted by Joseph Lee
Danny DeVito

Variety reports that Danny Devito has join the cast of the third film in the Jumanji series. Jake Kasdan will direct from a script he wrote with Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner. It stars Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan and Awkwafina. The details of who DeVito will play are unknown. Matt Tolmach will produce with Kasdan and Johnson’s Seven Bucks Productions.

Like the first two films, this will be based on the children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg. The 1995 original focused on a magical board game that brought the jungle to life in the real world. Welcome to the Jungle updated the scenario by turning the board game into a video game and transported four teens into the world of the game. Their avatars were played by Johnson, Black, Hart and Gillan.

Johnson said: “The magic of ‘Jumanji’ is who becomes who. And the idea of Danny DeVito joining our cast was too irresistible and something we knew we wanted to deliver to our audience this upcoming Christmas. Dwanta Claus loves everyone.

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