Former Doctor Who actress Karen Gillan completes an all-star line-up as she's cast for new Jumanji film
She's more familiar to British fans as Doctor Who's red-headed companion Amy Pond.
But Karen Gillan's career has a more Hollywood slant to it these days.
The 28-year-old Scottish actress has just been announced as the star of the new Jumanji movie.
Big role: The Rock posted a stunning shot of Karen Gillan on his Instagram alongside the announcement that she'll star in the new Jumanji film
The big news was announced on Tuesday by Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson in a gushing Instagram post which featured a striking image of the actress.
'Between myself, @kevinhart4real Jack Black and @NickJonas we've searched far and wide to find the one person to complete our #JUMANJI family,' he wrote.
'This isn't just any role, but in many ways the most important role of the movie. We had to find a girl. But not just any girl.
Glamour girl: Karen's career has taken a Hollywood slant of late
Ready for the jungle! Karen tweeted her co-stars her excitement about the new film
'A girl who has "Chutzpah". Guts, nerve and talent to stand her ground and hold her own against Nick's cool rockstar ways, Jack's relentless energy and genius, Kevin's masterful timing and skills and the big, brown, bald tattooed guy who just simply stands there and oooooozes smoldering, captivating, sizzling, can't take your eyes off this brilliant manly man.. never mind I got drunk on the ol' DJ kool aid again.
'Ladies and gentlemen, I'm proud to announce a girl who's playing the most important role in our movie - the talented, beautiful and down for a Scottish fight at any time, Ms @KarenGillanOfficial.
'And yes, this is the girl who is so bad a**, she shaved her freaking head for Guardians of the Galaxy.'
Karen will play Martha in the film which co-stars Kevin Hart, Nick Jonas, Jack Black and Johnson in what's being touted as a 'reimagining' of the original 1995 movie based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg where a magical board game causes jungle plants and creatures to invade an American suburb
'This isn't a remake or reboot, but a continuation of the awesome JUMANJI story we love,' added Johnson in his post. 'The adventure and fun continues... #JUMANJI #KarenGillan #RESPECT #GingerTough.'
And she seems nearly as excited as her ex-wrestling co-star, tweeting: '@TheRock @KevinHart4real @nickjonas thanks!! Ready for the Jungle!'
According to Deadline, Karen's casting ends several months of searching, with some 'serious A-list talent' auditioning.
Famous role: Karen alongside Matt Smith as Amy Pond in Doctor Who
The website reports the actress won the role after she 'meshed best' with the cast and she'll head to Hawaii next month to begin filming.
The original movie starred Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst and Patricia Clarkson and grossed $262million worldwide.
Karen's new role comes after an appearance in smash hit Guardians Of The Galaxy and sci-fi thriller The Circle where she stars alongside Tom Hanks and Emma Watson.
Guardians of the Galaxy: The actress famously shaved her head for the role of assassin, Nebula in the hit film
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