Post-Potter life has been fairly kind to Daniel Radcliffe.
From battling The Woman in Black to infiltrating a neo-Nazi sect in Imperium, not to mention the wholly irreverent Swiss Army Man, the former Boy Who Lived has consistently strayed outside his comfort zone in order to approach weird, wonderful, and often compelling roles. And Jungle is yet another quirky feather in Radcliffe’s hat.
Coming by way of horror veteran Greg McLean, who is perhaps best known for directing Wolf Creek, Rogue, and this year’s Battle Royale clone, The Belko Experiment, Jungle is the story of 22-year-old Israeli backpacker Yossi Ghinsberg. Flanked by his two best friends, Yossi embarks on what he believes will be the adventure of a lifetime, but the truth is much, much more. What follows is an intense fight for survival, and today’s newly-released clip documents a scene on the Jungle rapids.
Also starring Alex Russell, Joel Jackson and Thomas Kretschmann, Jungle looks set to be another fine example of a survival film done right. It’s difficult to say based on this clip alone (see the gripping first trailer here), but we’re confident Radcliffe is about to deliver yet another powerhouse performance as Yossi Ghinsberg.
If you’re curious to know more about what McLean has in store, the official Jungle synopsis is as follows:
In the early 1980s, 22-year-old Israeli backpacker Yossi Ghinsberg (Daniel Radcliffe) 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 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.
Daniel Radcliffe embarks on a trek through the Jungle on October 20th. A limited release is planned for Greg McLean’s survival pic, putting it squarely against the likes of Geostorm, The Snowman, and Only the Brave.