Survival-thriller will screen Aug. 16
The Daniel Radcliffe-starring survival-thriller Jungle will receive its U.S. premiere at Miami’s Popcorn Frights Film Festival, it was announced Monday. In the based-on-real-events film, Daniel Radcliffe plays Yossi Ghinsberg, an Israeli backpacker who, together with two friends, 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 an Austrian expat named 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. The film is based on Ghinsberg’s subsequent book about the nightmarish trip.
Jungle is directed by Greg McLean, whose previous credits include the two Wolf Creek films and this year’s James Gunn-scripted The Belko Experiment. The film costars Alex Russell, Joel Jackson, and Thomas Kretschmann.
The Popcorn Frights Film Festival takes place in Miami, Florida from Aug. 11 to 17. Jungle screens 11.30pm ET, Aug. 16. Previously announced films being shown at the event include The Endless, Sequence Break, and Super Dark Times.
You can learn more about the festival at the event’s official website.
Watch the trailer for Jungle, above.