Dwayne Johnson, star and producer of Disney’s Jungle Cruise, took to social media today to break the exciting news that Jungle Cruise will release day and date in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access on Friday, July 30.
You can watch Dwayne Johnson’s announcement on Instagram by clicking here.
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.
Jaume Collet-Serra directs the film, which stars Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Edgar Ramírez and Jack Whitehall, with Jesse Plemons, and Paul Giamatti.
The producers are John Davis and John Fox of Davis Entertainment; Dwayne Johnson, Hiram Garcia and Dany Garcia of Seven Bucks Productions; and Beau Flynn of Flynn Picture Co., with Scott Sheldon and Doug Merrifield serving as executive producers.
The story is by John Norville & Josh Goldstein and Glenn Ficarra & John Requa, and the screenplay is by Michael Green and Glenn Ficarra & John Requa.
In addition to Johnson starring in Jungle Cruise, he’s also developing a new series for Disney+ with Dany Garcia of Seven Bucks Productions and the Nacelle Company titled Behind the Attraction. The series will bring you behind the scenes to experience and celebrate how the beloved Disneyland attractions creatively came to be. Behind the Attraction is a 10-episode, hour-long series.