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Published On: Thu, Apr 19th, 2018

Edgar Ramirez joins Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Jack Whitehall for Disney’s ‘Jungle Cruise’

Disney new action, adventure project, Jungle Cruise, now has a bad guy to take on Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt. That role of villain has gone to Edgar Ramirez (BrightThe Girl on the Train), according to new reports.

THR first reported that Ramirez “will play a man with a conquistador background who is one of the story’s villains.”

Comedian Jack Whitehall has also been cast in the film, with the THR summarizing that “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.”

Jaume Collet-Serra, the filmmaker behind The Shallows and Liam Neeson films such as The Commuter and Non-Stop, will helm the project, which is set in the early 20th century and will take place in the Amazon jungle.

Beau Flynn, John Davis and John Fox are producing the pic, as are Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia. Scott Sheldon is co-producing.

Jungle Cruise is heading toward a May start and will shoot through the summer. Michael Green, who penned Logan and the latest remake of Murder on the Orient Express, wrote the most recent draft of the script.

Jungle Cruise doesn’t have an official release date, but a summer or fall of 2019 seems likely, especially since Johnson is riding a hot streak at the box office.

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