Walt Disney Pictures has confirmed that the studio has cast “Toy Story” franchise voice stars Tom Hanks and Tim Allen in the big screen adaptation of Disney’s theme park ride Jungle Cruise. The studio released the following statement:
The Walt Disney Studios is excited to be in development with Mandeville Films and writer Roger S.H. Schulman on a feature film based on the Jungle Cruise, one of the most iconic attractions in Disney theme park history. The film will pair up Tim Allen and Tom Hanks in their first live-action project, after their previous collaborations in the Toy Story trilogy.
Mandeville’s David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman will produce.
The popular ride has visitors traveling the rivers of the jungle guided by a riverboat skipper and encountering wild animals as they cruise.