EXCLUSIVE: Ser’Darius Blain and Madison Iseman have joined the cast of Jumanji, the Jake Kasdan-directed Sony remake that stars Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan and Nick Jonas. Said to be a continuation of the 1995 Robin Williams-starrer, Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner wrote the script based on draft by the original writers Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers. The whole thing is based on the Caldecott Medal-winning adventure book by Chris Van Allsburg. Matt Tolmach and William Teitler are producing with Ted Field, Mike Weber, Kasdan, David Householter, Van Allsburg, Johnson and Dany Garcia serving as exec producers.
Blain will play Anthony “Fridge” Johnson in the pic out July 28. His past film credits include When The Game Stands Tall, Camp X-Ray with Kristen Stewart, and Paramount’s Footloose remake. Blain is repped by Primary Wave Entertainment, Don Buchwald & Associates and Hansen, Jacobson.
Newcomer Iseman has appeared in indies such as Wild For The Night and Laid In America. On the television side, she most recently appeared on truTV’s Those Who Can’t and is in the CMT comedy series Still The King alongside Billy Ray Cyrus. She is repped by Paradigm and Zero Gravity Management.