Karen Gillan Will Be the ‘Badass Girl’ in the New Jumanji Movie

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The new Jumanji movie needed “one badass girl” to fill out its cast of dudes, and now it appears to have found one, as Doctor Who’s Karen Gillan will join the Rock, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Nick Jonas in the film. According to the Rock, the movie’s unofficial casting director, Gillan will play “the most important role of the movie … A girl who has ‘chutzpah.’ Guts, nerve, and talent to stand her ground and hold her own against [the guys],” which seems like a fitting summary of what it’s like to be a woman in Hollywood in 2016. The Rock celebrated the happy news by sharing a picture of Gillan on Instagram. Unfortunately, it wasn’t a selfie.

Karen Gillan Joins New Jumanji Movie