Hollywood is coming to Michigan. The Michigan premiere of the new film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle happens on Tuesday, Dec. 19 in Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor.
The film stars Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Jack Black and many more names. It was inspired by the work of Chris Van Allsburg, the renowned writer and illustrator of children's books. He's won two Caldecott Medals for his illustrations for The Polar Express and Jumanji, which was published in 1981.
Van Allsburg grew up in Grand Rapids, and he joined Stateside today to talk about the original Jumanji and this new take on the story.