Disney: ‘Jungle Cruise’ movie to star Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson will be the star of a “Jungle Cruise” movie, another production that adapts a Disney theme-park attraction into a big-screen motion picture.

The idea to take the ride, which operates in Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland and three other theme parks, has been considered for more than a decade, according to the Hollywood Reporter.  The timeline for shooting the film or a release date are not clear.

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“Big news! Goal is to make this insanely cool and fun for fans ’round the globe,” said a post on Johnson’s certified Twitter account.

Johnson, the former wrestler known as “The Rock” and University of Miami football player, has a voice role in the Disney animated film “Moana,” set to debut next year. He also makes a brief appearance Disaster, a Universal Studios theme-park attraction in Orlando.

John Requa and Glenn Ficarra, who wrote “Focus” starring Will Smith, will write a “Jungle Cruise” script, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Other Disney attractions that have inspired movies include Pirates of the Caribbean, Haunted Mansion, Country Bears Jamboree, Tower of Terror and Mission to Mars.

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