- Dwayne Johnson, Jesse Plemons, Emily Blunt, Jack Whitehall
- July 30th 2021
- Jaume Collet-Serra
Emily Blunt and Jack Whitehall hire Dwayne Johnson to be their driver as they head down the Amazon River on a perilous quest.
Following on from the success of Pirates of the Caribbean, Disney has turned another of its popular theme park attractions into a movie.
Jungle Cruise, directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, is set in 1916 and follows Dr Lily Houghton (Emily Blunt), a pioneering botanist who wants to find the Tears of the Moon, a flower that is believed to have healing powers that could benefit modern medicine.
After stealing an arrowhead from a society in London, she goes to Brazil with her reluctant brother MacGregor (Jack Whitehall) to find a riverboat captain to take them up the Amazon River on their quest.
But in a case of mistaken identity, she ends up meeting skipper Frank (Dwayne Johnson) instead of his more esteemed rival Nilo (Paul Giamatti).
Their journey is filled with peril in the form of deadly animals, raging rapids, cursed mercenaries, and a German aristocrat named Prince Joachim (Jesse Plemons) in hot pursuit.
Jungle Cruise is an...