British actor and comedian, Jack Whitehall, is set to join Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt in Disney’s The Jungle Cruise. Whitehall will play Emily Blunt’s brother, which is considered a key role in the storyline.
The film is based on theme park ride and will be directed by Juame Collet-Serra with the most current script written by Michael Green. The Jungle Cruise is set to start production in May.
Disney hopes to turn this into a possible film franchise similar The Pirates of the Caribbean series.
Whitehall is a stand-up comedian who starred in and created British sitcom, Bad Education. You’ll see him in Disney’s upcoming film, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms and his stand-up special, Jack Whitehall: At Large, is currently on Netflix.