Welcome to the “Jungle”, Daniel Radcliffe.
The former boy wizard has proven he’s up for anything with his post-“Harry Potter” roles, playing everything from rom-com leading man and an undercover Neo-Nazi to Dr. Frankenstein’s hunchbacked assistant Igor and a flatulent corpse. Now, he’s about to get lost in the jungle in his new survival-thriller based on real-life events.
In “Jungle”, Radcliffe stars as Israeli backpacker Yossi Ghinsberg who sets out from the Bolivian capital La Paz into the Amazon with two friends for the adventure of a lifetime. Days after meeting an Austrian expat who claims to know the jungle region, Yossi and his pals set out into the jungle on the dream trip that quickly enters nightmare territory. Spoiler alert: not everyone makes it out alive, but we’re guessing Radcliffe’s character fares pretty well. The film is based on an account of the nightmarish events written by Ghinsberg.
Directed Greg McLean who helmed the horror films “Wolf Creek” and “The Belko Experiment”, the movie will premiere at the Melbourne Film Festival in Australia in August. “Jungle” currently does not have a Canadian release date.