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The actor will star in the thriller based on Yossi Ghinsberg’s memoir about his trip into the Amazon.
Ghinsberg, who was the subject of the one-hour Discovery Channel docudrama series I Shouldn’t Be Alive, was a young adventurer who went into the Amazon with two friends and a guide in what turned out to be a dangerous and deadly expedition.
Greg McLean (Wolf Creek) will direct the psychological thriller based on a script by fellow Australian Justin Monjo.
McLean also is producing Jungle along with Dana Lustig, Gary Hamilton and Mike Gabrawy while Todd Fellman will executive produce. Arclight Films is packaging the film and handling worldwide sales at EFM.
Screen Australia and Screen Queensland have supported development and invested in the project, which is eyeing a shoot later in 2016 in Australia, among other locations.
“We’re extremely excited about Daniel Radcliffe joining the cast of Jungle,” says Gary Hamilton, managing director of Arclight Films. “He has an enthusiastic global fan base, a wide range as an actor as evident by his diversity of roles and is known for picking out unique and interesting projects.”
Radcliffe’s work since starring in the Harry Potter franchise has been an interesting mix of memorable indie roles and studio projects. He recently made a splash playing a flatulent corpse in the Swiss Army Man, which was picked up by A24 at Sundance.
He’s also starred in The Woman in Black, Kill Your Darlings, Horns and Victor Frankenstein. His upcoming films include sequel Now You See Me 2, which hits theaters on June 10, and Imperium, opposite Toni Collette. He’s repped by UTA and Artist Rights Group.
UTA and CAA are selling domestic rights to Jungle.
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