Venezuelan actor Edgar Ramirez has joined Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt in Disney’s upcoming Jungle Cruise movie.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ramirez will be playing a conquistador and is one of the story’s villains. He recently played the titular role in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, and starred opposite Will Smith in Netflix’s Bright. He has also worked with Blunt before in the 2016 movie The Girl on the Train.
Jungle Cruise is based on the popular Walt Disney World attraction, and it tells the story of Frank (Johnson) who takes Lily (Blunt) and her brother (Jack Whitehall) on an adventure to find a magical tree believed to have healing powers. Jaume Collet-Serra is directing and Johnson himself is attached as a producer.
Jungle Cruise is set to start production in May 2018.
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