Los Angeles, April 16 (IANS) 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 Johnson and Hart have heavy production loads ahead, but according to a source things are moving toward a deal, reports variety.com.
The producers are planning to to shoot “Jumanji” before the third season of Johnson’s series “Ballers”. He will also shoot “Fast 8” this summer, reprising his role of Agent Hobbs.
Meanwhile, Hart 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.