Dwayne Johnson teases a massive 'Jungle Cruise' set
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*watch ‘til the end and see one of the most awe inspiring & massive sets ever built from scratch. Walt Disney, this one’s for you buddy! 🧢 🤙🏾💫 Officially kicked off our @DisneysJungleCruise start of production with great respect, love, energy & mana. How cool is it that in 1955 when Disneyland first opened, Walt Disney himself, imagined and designed the first ever JUNGLE CRUISE ride. And he was the ride’s first skipper as well! A role that now I have the honor of bringing to life along with my incomparable co-star Emily Blunt ❤️ Heartfelt MAHALO to my home state of HAWAII for once again being a beautiful and exotic backdrop for one of my films. And for welcoming me and our big production back to the islands to help boost some economics and help our hard working locals and businesses. Honestly, this role is a dream come true and my gratitude & motivation to deliver something great is boundless. And 🤯🥃 now I need a drink. Welcome to the adventure of a lifetime… #JUNGLECRUISE 🚢 🗺🌴❤️
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is a pretty big guy, so it’s all the more impressive how truly massive the “Jungle Cruise” set looks with him standing on it. As the film continues production in Hawaii, Johnson took to social media to post the above video wherein he shares some “Jungle Cruise” trivia and introduces one of the upcoming film’s very, very large sets.
A Walt Disney Pictures production, “Jungle Cruise” also stars Emily Blunt in a big screen adaptation of the popular Disney theme park ride. 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.