Since Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe has certainly been charting his own course, seemingly picking project he’s interested in rather than simply finding projects that are going to be enormous at the box office. It looks like he’s doing it again, as THR reports he’s signed up to star in Jungle.
Based on Yossi Ghinsberg’s memoir, Radcliffe will play ‘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’. Ghinsberg and his friend headed off into an unchartered area of Bolivia with a man who promised them adventure and gold, however things quickly went wrong, with Yossi ending up being lost for three weeks in the middle of nowhere, not even knowing which way civilisation was.
Kevin Bacon was previously attached to the film, but he isn’t mentioned in the latest report.
Greg McLean (Wolf Creek) will direct, based on a script by Justin Monjo. The movie will start shooting in Australia later this year.