DEADLINE: Karen Gillan has landed a major role in Sony’s remake of Jumanji, the Jake Kasdan-directed pic that toplines Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Nick Jonas. It’s the final piece of the casting puzzle for the pic, which now is set to kick off principal photography next month in Honolulu.
The Scotland-born Gillan will play Martha, ending what was a months-long search for the coveted role that involved some serious A-list talent. She meshed best with the cast and won out. It’s the latest big get for Gillan, the onetime Doctor Who regular and Selfie star who has scored film roles in the likes of Guardians Of The Galaxy and the upcoming The Circle.
Sony has set a July 28, 2017 release date for Jumanji, which Matt Tolmach is producing with William Teitler. Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner wrote the most recent version of the script, based on draft by original writers Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers. It’s all based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg that became a 1995 movie starring Robin Williams that grossed $260 million globally.
Ted Field, Mike Weber, Kasdan, David Householter, Van Allsburg, Johnson and Dany Garcia are executive producing.
Karen Gillan was supposed to attend the Heroes & Villains Fan Fest in San Jose this weekend, but due to scheduling conflicts, she wasn’t able to attend the convention at all, as she announced on Twitter. But what great news for people who were supposed to see her this weekend – she did a fan Q&A directly via the convention’s Facebook page. She answered a whole bunch of questions, such as whether or not she would return to Doctor Who or what is her next big project. Check it out below:
Thanks to the owner of the old karengillan.org fansite, I have been able to update our gallery with missing career pictures, such as the 2013 NTSF:SD:SUV:: TV show. Screen captures of all 8 episodes in which Karen appears have been added to our gallery, as well as new promotional pictures. Stay tuned as more screen captures from other career projects are to be added to our gallery in the following days.
DEADLINE.COM: Karen Gillan has been set as the female lead in All Creatures Here Below, the indie drama written by and starring David Dastmalchian. Collin Schiffli, who teamed with Dastmalchian on the 2014 SXSW pic Animals, is directing.
Dastmalchian and Gillan will play a desperate young couple on the run who seek refuge in Kansas City. Amy Greene, Ignacio Arenas and Chris Stinson are producing.
Gillan is reprising her role as Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy 2, which just showed off its wares at Comic-Con. The former Doctor Who and Selfie star is next up in Ti West’s In a Valley of Violence opposite Ethan Hawke, and she is in the James Ponsoldt-helmed The Circle.
As Karen was promoting the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2, she stopped by SiriusXM’s studios to be interviewed with the rest of the cast. High-quality pictures were added to our gallery – BIG thanks to my friend Emily for those!
This year’s San Diego International Comic-Con provided Marvel Studios and the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 its own panel, where a new logo was revealed, amongst other things. The first batch of pictures has been added to our gallery – thank you Jenna for sending these my way.
The first official trailer for In a Valley of Violence has just been unveiled. On this special occasion, a more detailed plot has too been revealed! Check out the trailer below, as well as screen captures in our gallery.
A mysterious drifter named Paul and his dog Abbie make their way towards Mexico through the barren desert of the old west. In an attempt to shorten their journey they cut through the center of a large valley, landing themselves in the forgotten town of Denton, a place now dubbed by locals as a “valley of violence.” The once popular mining town is nearly abandoned, and is controlled by a brash group of misfits and nitwits—chief among them the seemingly untouchable Gilly, who is the troublemaking son of the town’s unforgiving Marshal. As tensions rise between Paul and Gilly, Denton’s remaining residents bear witness to an inevitable act of violence that starts a disastrous chain reaction, infecting the petty lives of all involved and quickly dragging the whole town into the bloody crosshairs of revenge.