Madison Iseman is going to play the board game Jumanji.
The 19-year-old actress took to Twitter to confirm her casting in the upcoming “Jumanji” film, a few hours after Deadline broke the news that she’s joining the acting ensemble of the Jake Kasdan-directed movie, which is a continuation to the 1995 film of the same name.
Details about Iseman’s “Jumanji” role, including the name of the character she’s playing, are being kept under wraps. Iseman plays the role of Charlotte on CMT’s sitcom “Still the King.” Charlotte is the daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus’ character, Vernon Brownmule, on the series, which was picked up for Season 2 last July.
Aside from Iseman, Ser’Darius Blain was also added to the “Jumanji” cast. Blain — whose notable film credits include “When The Game Stands Tall,” “Camp X-Ray” and Paramount’s “Footloose” remake — will play the role of Anthony “Fridge” Johnson in the sequel.
Iseman and Blain join previously announced cast members Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (Dr. Smolder Bravestone), Kevin Hart (Moose Finbar), Jack Black (Professor Shelly Oberon) and Karen Gillan (Ruby Roundhouse).
Earlier today, Hart shared a photo of the main cast from the first shooting day of the film. “Day 1 of shooting ‘Jumanji’ is officially in the can,” Hart captioned the pic of him with Johnson, Black and Gillan. “We had a amazing first day. The chemistry & energy of our cast & crew was beyond amazing!!!! This movie is going to be dope as hell....Can’t wait to get back to work tomorrow.”
Johnson also shared a closely similar photo on his Instagram page, where he gushed about his co-stars and shared what it’s like working with them.
“Hard workin’ and FUN first day of shooting in the jungle with this talented and crazy motley crew,” Johnson wrote. “Jack is brilliant, Karen is bad assery, Kevin is sharply hilarious and I smell good. Extremely hard trying to keep a straight face in these scenes. Too funny. We’re makin’ a good one. More to come.”
“Jumanji” opens in theaters on July 28, 2017.