Paul Giamatti Joins Disney’s “Jungle Cruise”

Paul Giamatti will re-team with his “San Andreas” co-star Dwayne Johnson in the Disney Pictures film adaptation of their Disneyland theme park ride “Jungle Cruise”.

Giamatti joins Johnson, Emily Blunt, Jesse Plemons, Edgar Ramirez, and Jack Whitehall in the film which is set in the early 20th century in the Amazon jungle. Johnson will play 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 German expedition figure into the proceedings, while Giamatti will play a ‘crusty harbormaster’. Jaume Collet-Serra helms the film which begins shooting later this month.

Source: Screen