JUNGLE: Catch The Latest MIFF Trailer For The New Daniel Radcliffe Survival Biopic
The film festival crowd in Australia has its own slate of events currently lining up for the Melbourne International Film Festival which kicks off on August 3. The Belko Experiment and Wolf Creek helmer Greg McLean himself will surely partake in the festivities with his own entry with the new survival thriller, Jungle, starring Daniel Radcliffe.
In the early 1980s, 22-year-old Israeli backpacker Yossi Ghinsberg and two friends – Swiss teacher Marcus Stamm and American photographer Kevin Gale – set off from the Bolivian city of La Paz on what was supposed to be the adventure of a lifetime. Leading the way into the uncharted Amazon was Austrian expat Karl Ruprechter, who had met the friends just days before and claimed to be familiar with the region. But their dream trip soon turned into a wilderness nightmare from which not all of the men returned.Radcliff is currently on board separate action pic, Guns Akimbo, which recently acquired backing from Bavarian Film & Television Fund. As for Jungle, the film is poised for two dates during MIFF with the first on August 11. The official website has more info, while you can check out a trailer just below.
Adapting Ghinsberg's acclaimed memoir, Aussie thriller auteur Greg McLean takes on an altogether different kind of terror in Jungle, all the more potent for being true. Daniel Radcliffe continues pushing his post-Potter career to the extreme, ably supported by Alex Russell (fellow MIFF Premiere Fund titles Rabbit, MIFF 2017; and Cut Snake, MIFF 2014), Joel Jackson (Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door) and Thomas Kretschmann (Avengers: Age of Ultron, Dracula). Scripted by Justin Monjo (INXS: Never Tear Us Apart) and supported by the MIFF Premiere Fund, Jungle is a stunningly shot, edge-of-your seat story of survival and self-discovery.