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The new Jumanji film is getting some major fan-boy cred.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson announced on social media that Guardians of the Galaxy and Doctor Who actress Karen Gillan will be joining the cast as the female lead. She’ll team up with Johnson, Kevin Hart, Nick Jonas, and Jack Black, all of whom will be hitting Hawaii in September to start production on the film.
Johnson wrote that Gillan is as “badass” as they come after shaving her head for her role as the nefarious Nebula in Guardians, and that she’ll brings some “chutzpah” to the Jumanji film—which Johnson says isn’t a reboot, but rather a continuation of the original 1995 film.
We’ve already told you some of the reasons why this movie will kick ass—and with Gillan, you can add another one to the list. The stunning Scottish redhead battled with Men’s Fitness cover star Chris Pratt in Guardians of the Galaxy, and she’s just wrapped production on the sequel—which reportedly will see the villainous Nebula join the team as one of its heroes.
Scroll through the gallery for a look at Gillan at her best.
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