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Emily Blunt will go on Disney's Jungle Cruise with Dwayne Johnson

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Jan 30, 2018

Emily Blunt's fruitful partnership with Disney will continue for at least one more film. After co-starring in the House of Mouse's adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim musical Into the Woods and landing the title role in Mary Poppins Returns, Blunt will join Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in the adventure film Jungle Cruise, Variety reports.

Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (Non-Stop) from a script by Michael Green (Logan), the film is an adaptation of the classic Disney theme park ride (much like Pirates of the Caribbean) that takes guests on a tour down a jungle river to experience exotic animals and sights. While the actual ride is a relatively slow-moving affair, this is a major blockbuster starring The Rock, so expect plenty of action, comedy, and major set pieces. It's not yet clear what role Blunt will play in the film (Johnson's character doesn't have a publicly released name yet, either), but it is clear that Disney has plenty of confidence in her star power going forward.

Jungle Cruise has yet to zero in on a firm release date, but production is expected to begin this spring. Mary Poppins Returns arrives this year on Christmas Day.

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