Daniel Radcliffe to star in psychological thriller Jungle
Daniel Radcliffe has joined the cast of 'Jungle'.
The 'Harry Potter' actor will star alongside 'Unbroken's' Alex Russell, 'Everest's' Jason Clarke and Ryan Corr in a film adaptation of Yossi Ghinsberg's International best-selling memoirs, which documents the three weeks the real-life adventurer spent lost in Bolivia's Amazon jungle in 1981.
Radliffe announced his involvement in the project on his Google Plus account, writing: "I'm incredibly excited and honoured to have a role in furthering people's awareness of what happened to Yossi Ghinsberg, Kevin Gale and Markus Stamm. Their story is a truly remarkable one that sheds light on both harrowing and hopeful aspects of human nature. It should be a very intense and physical shoot (obviously we wouldn't be doing our jobs if it wasn't) and I can't wait to start work on it."
The psychological thriller - which will be directed by Greg McLean -follows two travellers and their guide on what swiftly becomes a treacherous trip into the Amazon jungle.
The book was adapted into a dramatic documentary 'I Shouldn't Be Alive' for the Discovery Channel in 2005, but the script has received a modification from Australian screenwriter Justin Monjo to heighten the film's fear factor.
Australian film director McLean - previously known for directing the two 'Wolf Creek' horror films - has already started looking at shooting locations and is keen to make the movie Down Under.
Radcliffe and the rest of the cast are due to start shooting the movie in April this year.