Disney's 'Jungle Cruise' gets new release date

Last Updated: Sat, Oct 20, 2018 04:10 hrs

[USA], Oct 20 (ANI): The release date of Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt-starrer 'Jungle Cruise' has been pushed by nine months.

The Disney film, which was originally slated to release in October next year, will now premiere on July 24, 2020, confirmed The Hollywood Reporter.

Helmed by Jaume Collet-Serra of 'The Shallows' fame, 'Jungle Cruise' is set in the early 20th century in the Amazon jungle. Johnson is essaying the role of a boat captain, who takes a girl (Blunt) and her brother (Jack Whitehall) on a journey to find a tree believed to have healing powers. Along the way, they are forced to deal with wild animals and a competing German expedition.

Last month, Johnson had tweeted that the shooting of the film had ended, adding that he had "the adventure of a lifetime" while filming alongside his "partner in crime" Blunt.

"Soul.. she's got it. As our production of the epic Disney's JUNGLE CRUISE comes to an end - I'm a lucky SOB to have the incomparable one, Emily Blunt as my partner in crime, doin' time on this boundless & wild journey," the tweet read.

Apart from Johnson and Blunt, the film also stars Golden Globe award-winning actor Paul Giamatti. (ANI)

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