British comedian Jack Whitehall will be starring alongside Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson aka. The Rock in The Jungle Cruise – a new film from Disney which will reportedly star the studio’s first ever openly gay character.
A source for The Sun described the character as “hugely effete, very camp and very funny” man who “makes clear he has no interest in women”.
Not a huge deal is known about the film, but it’s has the same name as a Disneyland ride, suggesting it will follow travellers as they take a boat ride through a dangerous jungle. It’s also believed it will be set in the 19th century – a time when it wasn’t socially acceptable to be gay.
“I’m so honoured to be part of this epic adventure,” he said. “Filming is underway and I am having the time of my life with my amazing co stars […] It’s so cool to be part of something of this scale and also as possibly one of the biggest Disney nerds on the planet so exciting to be working on a project with this much history […] I can’t wait for you to see this film…”
Stay tuned for more details.