Jumanji: which Hollywood stars almost played in this movie instead of Robin Williams?

Headliner of the film Jumanji, which will be broadcast on Sunday, July 4, 2021 from 9:05 p.m. on 6ter, Robin Williams almost never played in this feature film. Télé Star reveals to you today which actors could have replaced it.

Released in theaters in 1995, the film Jumanji, worn by Robin Williams, Bradley Pierce, Kirsten Dunst, Jonathan Hyde and Bonnie Hunt, will be rebroadcast on Sunday July 4, 2021, from 9:05 p.m. on 6ter. Realized by Joe Johnston, this feature film retraces the history of the character ofAlan Parrish, embodied on the screen by Adam Hann-Byrd (child) and Robin Williams (adult). About ten years old, this young boy discovers by chance, on a building site next to his father’s factory, an old trunk containing the game. Jumanji, which he decides to take home.

Later, he begins a game with his only friend, but finds himself sucked into the game, which holds him captive in another dimension, while waiting to be released. It was not until 26 years later that he was finally released through gambling thanks to two young orphans. If the performance of Robin Williams in the role ofAlan Parrish has received wide critical acclaim, the comedian was far from the producers’ first choice to play the main character of Jumanji. Initially, it is Tom Hanks who had been approached. However, having recently shot in Forrest Gump, the actor doubly Oscar winner thanks to this cult film refused the role.

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Other names then circulated: Dan Aykroyd, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner, Michael Douglas, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Michael Keaton, Bill Murray or Arnold Schwarzenegger. In the end, the production set its sights on Robin Williams, who turned out to be perfect in the role. For the record, a very young Scarlett Johansson had auditioned to play the character of Judy Shepherd in Jumanji. Unfortunately for her, the production preferred to entrust the role to Kirsten Dunst, who had already played in the movies Interview with a Vampire and The Bonfire of Vanities. This failure will not, however, prevent the future interpreter of the character of Black Widow in the MCU to start a huge film career.

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