Dwayne Johnson Set To Play Lead Role In Jungle Cruise
Prior to his starring role in the massively successful action franchise, Johnson was known as a professional wrestler who went by the moniker “The Rock”. Before long however, he transitioned into acting with memorable roles in Race to Witch Mountain, Be Cool, The Mummy Returns and its spin-off The Scorpion King.
The project is not the first time Disney has pursued a movie based on the popular Disneyland attraction. Back in the 2011, the studio said that it had plans to make one featuring Toy Story stars Tom Hanks and Tim Allen but the production was abandoned for unknown reasons.
Comingsoon.net, the source of this story, shares the following information about the film:
Writer-director pair John Requa and Glenn Ficarra (Focus, Crazy, Stupid, Love.) were originally set to pen the Jungle Cruise script, though J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay (Star Trek Beyond) wrote the most recent draft. Johnson is set to produce alongside his Seven Bucks Productions partner Dany Garcia, as well as frequent collaborator Beau Flynn (San Andreas, Baywatch) of Flynn Picture Co.
A film adaptation of the ride, one of the original rides from the opening day of Disneyland, was previously in development with a script by Al Gough and Miles Millar (Spider-Man 2, “Smallville”).
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