Emily Blunt and Jesse Plemons have booked themselves a ride on Disney’s Jungle Cruise movie!
Update (April 2018): Variety reports that Jesse Plemons will take on the villain role. Details surrounding the character and film are still unknown, but the article states that Disney is hoping to turn this into a film series. Presumably he’s not going to like the Jungle Cruise.
Plemons is known for roles in Breaking Bad, Game Night, and Fargo.
Original story: According to The Hollywood Reporter, actress Emily Blunt has officially signed on to star opposite Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in Jungle Cruise.
The upcoming film will be based off of the iconic Disneyland ride of the same name, and will be helmed by The Shallows and The Commuter director Jaume Collet—Serra.
The ride has been a staple of Walt Disney’s California theme park since it first opened on July 17, 1955.
Disneyland aficionados will know that the slow moving water ride takes visitors on a guided river cruise across the rivers of the world. While exploring parts of the Nile, the Congo and the Amazon, riders come face to face with everything from hippos and piranhas, to elephants and lions.
Currently, plot details of Disney’s Jungle Cruise movie are being kept tightly under wraps, so there’s no telling what roles Blunt and Johnson will be playing.
That being said, we’re sure we’ll see some nods to the original ride peppered throughout the upcoming action flick.
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