Karen Gillan joins Jumanji

Jumanji: a game for those who wish to find a way to leave their world behind.

It’s official, Doctor Who‘s own Karen Gillan is joining the cast of Jumanji. She will be playing Martha.

Gillan was the perfect choice as she had enough “‘chutzpah.’ Guts, nerve and talent to stand her ground and hold her own,” against the rest of the cast. At least that’s what Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson thinks as he took to Instagram to announce the newest cast member.

Read the sweet welcome message below!

Between myself, @kevinhart4real Jack Black and @NickJonas we've searched far and wide to find the one person to complete our #JUMANJI family. This isn't just any role, but in many ways the most important role of the movie. We had to find a girl. But not just any girl. A girl who has "Chutzpah". Guts, nerve and talent to stand her ground and hold her own against Nick's cool rockstar ways, Jack's relentless energy and genius, Kevin's masterful timing and skills and the big, brown, bald tattooed guy who just simply stands there and oooooozes smoldering, captivating, sizzling, can't take your eyes off this brilliant manly man.. never mind I got drunk on the ol' DJ kool aid again. Ladies and gentlemen, I'm proud to announce a girl who's playing the most important role in our movie – the talented, beautiful and down for a Scottish fight at any time, Ms @KarenGillanOfficial. And yes, this is the girl who is so bad ass she shaved her freaking head for Guardians of the Galaxy. We start production next month in Hawaii and as many of you already know, this isn't a remake or reboot, but a continuation of the awesome JUMANJI story we love. Jake "The Snake" Kasdan directing, Matt "OG" Tolmach producing. Yup, I give everyone nicknames. The adventure and fun continues… #JUMANJI #KarenGillan #RESPECT #GingerTough

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Gillan joins The Rock, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Nick Jonas in this continuation of Robin Williams’ 1995 Jumanji.

Jumanji will roll the dice July 28, 2017. No cheating!

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