Dr. Lily Houghton enlists the aid of wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff to take her down the Amazon in his ramshackle boat. Together, they search for an ancient tree that holds the power to heal — a discovery that will change the future of medicine.
Jungle Cruise is an upcoming American adventure film based on a story by Glenn Fickra & John Rikwa by Jaime Collette-Serra and a screenplay written by Michael Green, Fikra and Rivasa, based on the Walt Disney theme theme of the same name. Produced by Walt Disney Pictures, the film stars Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, gardgar Ramírez, Jack Whitehall, Jesse Pelmons and Paul Giamati.
Jungle Cruise is scheduled to be released on July 30, 2021 by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
Set in the early 20th century, a riverbank captain named Frank takes a scientist and his brother on a mission to find the tree of life in the jungle, which is believed to have healing powers. At all times, the three must fight against dangerous wild animals and a competitive German expedition.
In August 2015, it was announced that Walt Disney Pictures was redeveloping its film adaptation based on Jungle Cruise starring Dwayne Johnson.The screenplay was originally written by John Norville and Josh Goldstein, and will be written by John Deka and Glenn Fikra, and the film, produced by John Davis and John Fox, was intended to damage its roots back to its period .In April 2017, Johnson expressed his interest in giving Patty Jenkins the helm of the project,but in July 2017, Gem Collette-Serra was announced as the film’s director.
In January 2018, Emily Blunt joined the cast. In the same month, Michael Green was reported to have rewritten the screenplay, previously Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne did the work. In March 2018, Jack Whitehall joined the cast to portray Blunt’s character’s brother.
In April 2018, Ramdgar Ramírez and Jesse Plemons portrayed the cast as villains, with the former “a man with a victorious background”. In May 2018, Paul Giamati joined the cast to portray the “Crusty Horboster”.In June 2001, Quim Gutierrez joined the cast to portray one of the villains.
In December 2018, it was reported that Whitehall’s character would be gay and that there would be an upcoming scene in the film with Johnson. This will be the second incident of a gay character in a live-action Disney film, portrayed by Lee Fow, Josh Gad in the 2017 adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. There was some backlash over the report, with some expressing anger over a straight man being cast as a “camp” gay character.
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