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Rhys Darby confirmed to star in ‘Jumanji’ remake

The Kiwi comedian has signed on to join the cast of Jumanji, alongside Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black and Nick Jonas.

By Sinead Corcoran
Rhys Darby

Production is currently underway on the new Jumanji, and comedian Rhys Darby has joined the cast.

The Hunt For The Wilderpeople star who rose to fame with Flight of the Conchords will be playing a character called Nigel, alongside Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black and Nick Jonas.

He confirmed the news this morning with a Facebook post on his public profile.

“So excited to share this with you guys!”

The 90’s classic family adventure film based on Chris Van Allsburg’s book starring the late Robin Williams is now being rebooted, over 20 years later.

It will be released in 2017.

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