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Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson introduce Disney's 'Jungle Cruise'

Production is officially underway on “Jungle Cruise,” an upcoming big screen adventure from Walt Disney Pictures. Stars Emily Blunt and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson recorded a special greeting from the Hawaiian set and you can check it out in the player above.

The “Jungle Cruise” attraction first opened in Disneyland’s Adventureland in 1955, inspired in part by John Huston’s Academy Award winning 1951 feature film, “The African Queen”. That film stars Humphrey Bogart as an experienced boat captain who agrees to transport a pair of missionary siblings (played by Katharine Hepburn and Robert Morley) through German East Africa in 1914. Although an official synopsis for “Jungle Cruise” has not yet been released, it is believed that Johnson and Blunt will play respective roles similar to Bogart and Bacall.

In addition to Blunt and Johnson, “Jungle Cruise” is set to star Jack Whitehall (who also appears in Disney’s upcoming “The Nutcracker and the Legend of the Four Realms”), Edgar Ramirez (“Gold,” “Deliver Us From Evil”), Jesse Plemons (“Breaking Bad,” “Tag”) and Paul Giamatti (“Sideways,” “American Splendor”). It is being directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (“The Shallows,” “Non-Stop”) from a screenplay by Michael Green, Glenn Ficarra and John Requa.

“Jungle Cruise” hits theaters October 11, 2019. Are you looking forward to it? Let us know your thoughts on Twitter @TheMoviebill.

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