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When does he sleep? Dwayne Johnson to star in Disney's Jungle Cruise

Whenever I feel as though I've done a good days work and gotten a lot accomplished, I look at Dwayne Johnson's schedule and feel like a giant loser; the man has so many projects on the go it's ridiculous. He's currently shooting CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE and will move on to BAYWATCH with Zac Efron early next year. He's also set to re-team with Brad Peyton, the director of SAN ANDREAS, for an adaptation of the video-game RAMPAGE, not to mention the new FAST AND FURIOUS film, voicing a lead character in Disney's MOANA, starring in SHAZAM!, and his HBO series Ballers has already been renewed for a second season. Now THR has broken news on yet another Dwayne Johnson project, the actor has been tapped to star in Disney's JUNGLE CRUISE.

JUNGLE CRUISE, the long-in-development film based upon the Disney ride of the same name, began life not too long after Disney's success with the first PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN film. It's been several years since the project last attempted to surface, Roger S.H. Schulman was writing the script at the time which would have starred Tom Hanks and Tim Allen in a Jungle Cruise adventure set in modern times. John Requa and Glenn Ficarra (FOCUS) have now taken on scripting duties and returned the story to its original period setting.

Dwayne Johnson sounds pleased to add yet another project to his slate:

[Disney production president] Sean Bailey and Disney have been awesome partners and now the fun part begins ... We’re starting to put in the work with Requa and Ficarra and our creative team. Fired up about this one. Here we go.

The Jungle Cruise ride is one of Disneyland’s originals and takes passengers down a river on-board a replica tramp steamer where they encounter a variety of animals in a retro adventure setting which took inspiration from THE AFRICAN QUEEN starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn. Development on JUNGLE CRUISE is still in the early stages but now that Mr. Franchise Viagra is on board, we may finally see this thing in theaters.

Source: THR

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