The Hollywood Reporter have revealed that Daniel Radcliffe is set to star as Yossi Ghinsberg in Jungle, a film based on Ghinsberg’s book which told the story of the time he was lost in the Amazon rainforest. Filming is set to commence in April and will take place on location in Queensland, Australia as well as filming at the Village Roadshow Studios nearby.
Read the full synopsis below:
A classic adventure book in the spirit of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and Heart of Darkness. Four travelers meet in Bolivia and set off into the heart of the Amazon rainforest, but what begins as a dream adventure quickly deteriorates into a dangerous nightmare, and after weeks of wandering in the dense undergrowth, the four backpackers split up into two groups. But when a terrible rafting accident separates him from his partner, Yossi Ghinsberg is forced to survive for weeks alone against one of the wildest backdrops on the planet. Stranded without a knife, map, or survival training, he must improvise shelter and forage for wild fruit to survive. As his feet begin to rot during raging storms, as he loses all sense of direction, and as he begins to lose all hope, he wonders whether he will make it out of the jungle alive.
Jungle will be directed by Greg McLean (who’s previous works include Wolf Creek) and will co-star Alex Russell and Joel Jackson. Signature Entertainment (who also have UK rights to Imperium) will release the film in the UK in 2017.
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