Filming has wrapped on Disney’s Jungle Cruise, the studio giant’s next ‘based on a theme park ride’ feature.
Stars Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt hit social media with a set video to mark the end of filming and to thank the film’s large crew for all their hard work. “Truly there is an X factor involved with making this incredible movie, Jungle Cruise, without which this film simply wouldn’t have been made,” Blunt says. “Thank you, thank you,” Johnson jokingly replies.
The two charming stars have shown their chemistry in previous set videos, such as when Blunt got handsy, boding well for what will hopefully be a fun family film with clear African Queen nods.
On behalf of this big, brown, bald tattooed man and my boundlessly talented, elegant and incomparable co-star, Emily Blunt..
Ladies and gentleman and children of all ages — that is an OFFICIAL WRAP of our epic @DisneyStudios JUNGLE CRUISE. This one’s for you Walt!
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) September 14, 2018
The film will see Johnson playing a riverboat captain named Frank. He’s hired to take a scientist, Lily Houghton (Blunt), and her brother (Jack Whitehall) on a mission into the jungle to find a tree that may hold healing powers.
Directing the film is Jaume Collet-Serra, whose credits include Liam Neeson thrillers Unknown, Non-Stop, Run All Night and The Commuter, as well as horror film Orphan and shark thriller The Shallows.
Jungle Cruise, also starring Édgar Ramírez, Jesse Plemons, Paul Giamatti, will be hitting US cinemas on 19 October 2019.
And now Johnson moves onto filming Fast & Furious spinoff Hobbs and Shaw. He’ll be hitting the London set in 10 days: