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Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt star in ‘Jungle Cruise’: “Jaume Collet-Serra is a very creative director”

Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt embark on an exciting adventure through the Amazon in ‘Jungle Cruise’, a film directed by Spanish director Jaume Collet-Serra and inspired by the popular Disneyland (Anaheim, Los Angeles) theme park attraction of the same name. The action and adventure film opens this Friday, July 30, in theaters and on Disney + through its ‘Premium Access’ at an additional cost.

Working under Collet-Serra has been an extraordinary experience for the interpreters. “If we could talk about Jaume all day, we would be delighted. He is an extraordinary director. He has a lot of vision. The great beauty of Jaume is that he recognizes the intimacy of the scenes. He does not complicate things, he goes in search of gold, he is very creative “says Emily Blunt in an interview with Europa Press.

When the actors got involved in the project, the two stars remember Jaume telling them that ‘Jungle Cruise’ was a film about “love.” “And that’s what you feel. That’s the soul of the movie, no matter how big and spectacular it is … There is an intimacy that you can really enjoy, because that’s what he showed, that it’s about love. “, says the British actress starring in hits like ‘A quiet place’ or ‘The return of Mary Poppins’.

In the film, Dwayne Johnson plays the role of Captain Frank Wolff, the head of the Jungle Navigation Company, while Emily Blunt plays Lily Houghton, a very intrepid British scientist and explorer. “I adore her passion for life. I love that she is optimistic, fearless and very brave, funny, reckless … She has many qualities, that’s why I fell in love with the idea of ​​interpreting her, because it felt very human,” explains Blunt about your character.

In ‘Jungle Cruise’, researcher Lily Houghton (Emily Blunt) travels from London to the Amazon rainforest and hires the questionable services of the unpredictable Captain Frank Wolff (Dwayne Johnson) to guide her downstream on La Quila, her ramshackle but charming vessel. .

Lily’s mission is to find an ancient tree with unprecedented healing powers that could change the future of medicine. In this epic quest, the strange couple must face all kinds of dangers and supernatural forces that lurk in the rainforest. But as the secrets of the lost tree become known, Lily and Frank will face all kinds of difficulties.

Dwayne Johnson is excited and very proud of the movie and its end result. “Our intention was to make a film that would take us to films that we grew up with and that we love: ‘Indiana Jones’, ‘Behind the Green Heart’, ‘The African Queen’ … films like those that are not seen so much often nowadays “, he relates.

The result has been a film that the highest paid actor in the world defines as “spectacular, epic, risky and colorful.” The interpreter points out that the film is a great story that is based on family, love or empowerment. “There are many things we are proud of about this film. We are looking forward to people seeing and enjoying it,” he emphasizes.

Actors Edgar Ramírez, Paul Giamatti, Jack Whitehall and Jesse Plemons complete the cast of ‘Jungle Cruise’. Spanish interpreters Dani Rovira and Quim Gutiérrez also participate in the new Disney Studios production.

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