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Entertainment Nick Jonas says appearing in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was 'special'

14:21  08 december  2017
14:21  08 december  2017 Source:   bangshowbiz.com

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Action, adventure, comedy. Director: Jake Kasdan. Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart and others. Four teenagers discover an old video game console and are literally drawn into the game's jungle setting becoming the adult avatars they chose.

“ Nick really embraced the jungle ,” Black says . “Like, Nick Jonas would disappear for a few days and just be on a real physical adventure. Jumanji : Welcome to the Jungle will open Dec. 20.

Nick Jonas © Bang Showbiz Nick Jonas

Nick Jonas found it "special" to be part of a film with a "legacy" like 'Jumanji'.

The 25-year-old star appears alongside Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan in the sequel to the 1995 Robin Williams classic, 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle', and said he "fell in love with all these characters" when reading the script.

Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz at the UK premiere of the new film at Vue Cinema in London's Leicester Square on Thursday (07.12.17), Jonas said: "I was obviously a huge fan of the original.

"Robin Williams' performance is brilliant. The film as a whole is one of my favourites so to be able to be part of something like this that has a legacy like that, is something special.

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Jumanji : Welcome to the Jungle Credits Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas , and Bobby Cannavale Written By: Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers and Scott Rosenberg & Jeff Pinkner The Rock Says Jumanji : Welcome To The Jungle Will Contain Nods To Star Wars And

You may watch below three preview clips of Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle to get a better idea of what to expect from the upcoming adventure fantasy movie directed by Jake Kasdan and starring Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas , Alex Wolff, Rhys Darby

"But when I read the script, I fell in love with all these characters. And the use of the body swap in this way was really original and I knew they would nail it. And this cast is just dynamite."

Unlike the original, the new film follows four high school teenagers who discover an old video game console and are transported into the game's jungle setting, becoming the adult avatars they chose.

The four must work together to survive in the jungle and beat the game in order to return to the real world or they will be stuck forever.

'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' features a stellar cast of comedians and Jonas said it was "sometimes funnier" once the cameras stopped rolling.

He shared: "It was just as funny off-screen, maybe sometimes funnier. We all had a great time together.

"You know, on top of getting all the work done and being professional, we did have a lot of fun and did our best to make the environment for everybody on set really special."

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