Following up on a story from 2014(!), some casting news is here for Greg McLean’s (Wolf Creek) adaptation of Yossi Ghinsberg’s memoir Lost in the Jungle. THR is reporting that Daniel Radcliffe is ready to venture into the Jungle.
Ghinsberg, who was the subject of the one-hour Discovery Channel docudrama series “I Shouldn’t Be Alive,” was 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.
McLean directs the psychological thriller based on a script by fellow Australian Justin Monjo. Arclight Films is packaging the film and handling worldwide sales at EFM.
Screen Australia and Screen Queensland have supported development and invested in the project, which is eyeing a shoot later in 2016 in Australia, among other locations.
“We’re extremely excited about Daniel Radcliffe joining the cast of Jungle,” says Gary Hamilton, managing director of Arclight Films. “He has an enthusiastic global fan base, a wide range as an actor as evident by his diversity of roles, and is known for picking out unique and interesting projects.”