Emily Blunt Joins Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in Disney’s “Jungle Cruise”


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is joining Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in Walt Disney Pictures’ , directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (The Commuter), the Tracking Board has confirmed.

The action-adventure is based on the popular Walt Disney theme park ride, which takes passengers on a ride down a jungle river to encounter all sorts of exotic creatures. When the Tracking Board spoke to Collet-Serra recently, we tried to find out what would differentiate Jungle Cruise from Johnson’s current hit Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, and all he would say is, “It’s just so different, but not only like the tone and the world. Everything is so different.”

The most recent draft of the Jungle Cruise script was written by Logan‘s recently Oscar-nominated screenwriter Michael Green, who rewrote an original draft by J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay. John Davis and John Fox are producing through Davis Entertainment along with Beau Flynn and his FlynnPictureCo., and  Johnson, Dany Garcia, and Hiram Garcia for Seven Bucks Productions. Scott Sheldon will also be overseeing the movie for FlynnPictureCo.

With plans to go into in May, filming in Atlanta and Hawaii, Jungle Cruise will be Blunt’s third movie for Disney following the hit musical Into the Woods  and her upcoming sequel Mary Poppins Returns opposite Lin-Manuel Miranda. (Blunt plays Poppins, of course.)

Blunt is represented by and , and she’ll next be seen in the Paramount supernatural thriller A Quiet Place, directed and co-starring husband John Krasinski.

This story was first reported on by Variety.

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