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JUMANJI (2017): Rhys Darby Cast

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Rhys Darby Joins The Cast Of Jumanji

Flight of the Conchords and What We Do in the Shadows actor Rhys Darby will appear in the Jumanji remake.

Also set to join the production is Morgan Turner, known for her work on HBO‘s Mildred Pierce. The two actors will appear opposite Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, and Dwayne Johnson, who will lead the action adventure film.

Drawing from the Chris Van Allsburg book that inspired the original 1995 movie, the reboot will be based on a script originally penned by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers and revised by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner. Jake Kasdan will direct the film, which is set for release in the summer of next year:

Darby, who plays Nigel in the pic, is currently a series regular on the TBS comedy Wrecked, which was picked up for a second season, and can be heard lending his voice in the new Netflix animated series Voltron: Legendary Defender. Other film credits include Yes Man starring Jim Carrey and Hunt For The Wilderpeople.  Darby is repped by UTA, Principato Young, and Morris, Yorn.

Turner played Veda Pierce in the HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce opposite Kate Winslet. The young actress recently wrapped Todd Hayne’s Wonderstruck and can also be seen in indies The Sisterhood of NightQuitters, and A Miracle in Spanish Harlem. Turner is repped by CESD, Station3, and Jackoway Tyerman.

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