Disney’s New ‘Jungle Cruise’ Trailers Shine A Spotlight On Dwayne Johnson And Emily Blunt

What are these? Trailers #1 million and 1 million and one? Disney, who probably doesn’t need to excessively promote a movie with Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt, have nonetheless chosen to do so for Jungle Cruise. All you need to know? It’s based on yet another theme park attraction, just like Pirates of the Caribbean, and has a star-studded cast sailing up the Amazon to find a rare tree with healing properties.

Joining Johnson and Blunt in the cast are Edgar Ramírez, Jack Whitehall, Jesse Plemons, and Paul Giamatti. Behind the camera is Jaume Collet-Serra, who will also join Johnson for Black Adam. I guess those guys got along pretty famously.

Jungle Cruise opens in theaters and Disney Premier Access on July 30th. The latter will run you $30, so gather up the fam.

Inspired by the famous Disneyland theme park ride, Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” is an adventure-filled, rollicking thrill-ride down the Amazon with wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff and intrepid researcher Dr. Lily Houghton. Lily travels from London, England to the Amazon jungle and enlists Frank’s questionable services to guide her downriver on La Quila—his ramshackle-but-charming boat. Lily is determined to uncover an ancient tree with unparalleled healing abilities—possessing the power to change the future of medicine. Thrust on this epic quest together, the unlikely duo encounters innumerable dangers and supernatural forces, all lurking in the deceptive beauty of the lush rainforest. But as the secrets of the lost tree unfold, the stakes reach even higher for Lily and Frank and their fate—and mankind’s—hangs in the balance.

 

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