Dwayne Johnson posts new Jungle Cruise set photo
Dwayne Johnson (Jumanji 3) took to Instagram to share a brand new behind-the-scenes photo from the set of Jungle Cruise, The image reveals that production has officially wrapped on Disney’s forthcoming live-action film, with cameras rolling on additional photography in recent weeks. The fun photo features Emily Blunt and Johnson. Check it out below!
The new film stars Johnson and Blun plus Edgar Ramirez (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story), Jesse Plemons (Game Night), Paul Giamatti (San Andreas) and Jack Whitehall (The Bad Education Movie).
In Jungle Cruise, Johnson plays a boat captain who takes his sister (Blunt) and her brother (Whitehall) on a mission to find a tree believed to possess healing powers. Wild animals and a competing expedition figure into the proceedings. Ramirez is said to be one of the movie’s villains, a character with a conquistador background who is leading a competing German expedition alongside the baddie played by Plemons (Game Night).
Jaume Collet-Serra (Non-Stop, The Shallows) directed the film. Jungle Cruise‘s script by J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay (Star Trek Beyond) was rewritten by Michael Green (Logan, Blade Runner 2049). Johnson will produce alongside his Seven Bucks Productions partners Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia, as well as frequent collaborator Beau Flynn (San Andreas, Baywatch) of Flynn Picture Co. John Davis and John Fox of Davis Entertainment will also produce.
Jungle Cruise will join the ranks of films Disney has created based on their theme park attractions, including The Country Bears, The Haunted Mansion, Mission to Mars, Tomorrowland, and the most popular, Pirates of the Caribbean. Disney plans to develop the film as a possible franchise in the same vein as Pirates of the Caribbean. The film completed production in September and is now in post.
The film will hit the theaters on July 24, 2020.