Daniel Radcliffe is to star in an upcoming thriller based on Summersdale title Lost in the Jungle by Yossi Ghinsberg.
Lost in the Jungle is Ghinsberg’s “thrilling account” of trying to survive while lost in the Amazon. Ghinsberg journeyed through the Amazon in 1982 after meeting a man who claimed to know where to find gold in an uncharted section of the expansive rainforest. The man’s promises turned out to be false, and Ghinsberg ended up alone for three weeks before being found and rescued.
Lost in the Jungle was used as the source material for the film "Jungle" written Justin Monju. Summersdale is going to re-release Lost in the Jungle as Jungle by in 2017.
Radcliffe said that he is “incredibly excited” and “honoured” to have a role in “furthering awareness of what happened” to Ghinsberg and his fellow travellers.
He said: “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.”
Alastair Williams, managing director of Summersdale, said: “We are thrilled that one of our most successful travel titles will soon be on the big screen. It will be exciting to see Daniel Radcliffe bringing Yossi’s adventures to an even wider audience.”
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