Actors Edgar Ramirez (“Carlos”) and Jesse Plemons (“Game Night”) have joined the cast of Disney’s live-action “Jungle Cruise” film based on the popular theme park ride.
Dwayne Johnson plays a boat captain who takes sister (Emily Blunt) and her brother (Jack Whitehall) on a mission to find a tree believed to possess healing powers.
Both Ramirez and Plemons will play villains with Ramirez said to be a character with a conquistador background. Jaume Collet-Serra (“The Shallows”) helms the film from a script by Michael Green, J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay.
Johnson, Beau Flynn, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia will produce. Shooting kicks off in May.