Tom Hanks, Tim Allen Teaming Up for Live-Action 'Jungle Cruise' Film
Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, who voice-starred together in Disney’s Toy Story movies, are teaming up for another Disney project, Jungle Cruise.
The two are attached to star in the live-action adaptation of the Disney theme park ride, being produced by Mandeville’s David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman, riding high as part of the producing team behind The Fighter.
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Roger S. H. Schulman has been hired to write a new draft of the script for the long-in-development project.
The story’s details are being kept under wraps, but Disney is planning Cruise as a big action-adventure movie with unique aspects that will make it more than just a straight-up adventure.
Hanks is attached to play a family guy while Allen would play a tour boat captain.
The moviemakers plan on having a script completed before going out to directors.
Schulman, repped by Paradigm and Rain Management, worked on Shrek and many of Disney’s straight-to-DVD slate including Mulan 2, Jungle Book 2 and The Fox and the Hound 2.
Hanks is repped by CAA while Allen is repped by WME and Messina/Baker Entertainment.
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