Casting CallsDisney's 'Jungle Cruise' Starring Dwayne Johnson Movie Coming Soon

Disney’s ‘Jungle Cruise’ Starring Dwayne Johnson Movie Coming Soon


Dwayne Johnson is teaming up with Disney to create a movie based on a theme park ride.

According to reports, Dwayne Johnson is getting ready to star in Jungle Cruise, a new movie based on the classic ride. The team behind the Will Smith lack luster Focus movie will write the script.

The duo, John Requa and Glenn Ficarra, have worked on several movies including Focus and Crazy, Stupid, Love, however they will not direct this new Disney movie.

Disney has been trying to create a movie version of the popular ride for the last 10 years, especially after the success of The Pirates of the Caribbean boosted Disney theme park attendance, box office sales, and merchandise.


The last time Disney tried to make this movie, Tom Hanks and Tim Allen were expected to star in the production.

Jungle Cruise is one of Disney’s original rides and has a rich and vibrant history. The ride takes passengers through Africa and into the Amazon River fighting piranhas and headhunters.

While the Hanks and Tim Allen version of the movie would have been set in modern times, the new version featuring Dwayne Johnson will be set in the 1950s.

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The movie is still in early development phase. But, Johnson is excited to race down the river: “[Disney production president] Sean Bailey and Disney have been awesome partners and now the fun part begins … We’re starting to put in the work with Requa and Ficarra and our creative team. Fired up about this one. Here we go.”

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Did we forget to mention that Dwayne Johnson’s acting career is on fire? Johnson is currently filming Central Intelligence alongside Kevin Hart and he will then shoot Baywatch with Zac Efron early next year. In addition, Dwayne Johnson will reteam up with San Andreas director Brad Peyton for a movie adaptation of the video game Rampage. 


Megan Diane
Hi, I'm Megan Browne, the Head of Partnerships at Project Casting - a job board for the entertainment industry. As Head of Partnerships, I help businesses find the best talent for their influencer campaigns, photo shoots, and film productions. Creating these partnerships has enabled me to help businesses scale and reach their true potential. I'm excited to continue driving growth by connecting people with projects they're passionate about.

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