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Greg McLean’s ‘Jungle’ to US Premiere at Popcorn Frights

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Horns and The Woman in Black‘s Daniel Radcliffe joins director Greg McLean (Wolf Creek, Rogue, The Belko Experiment) in the Bolivian rainforest for tense survival thriller Jungle, based on the bestselling real-life story of adventurer Yossi Ghinsberg. Ahead of the world premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival on August 3rd, we’ve learned the film will have its U.S. premiere at the Popcorn Frights Film Festival (Wednesday, August 16th at 11:30pm, O Cinema Wynwood) as a surprise addition to a lineup that includes 46 Premieres.

“In the early 1980s, 22-year-old Israeli backpacker Yossi Ghinsberg 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.”

Thomas Kretschmann, Alex Russell, Joel Jackson and Yasmin Kassim also star in the film, penned by Justin Monjo and filmed in Australia.

McLean produced along with Dana Lustig, Gary Hamilton, Mike Gabrawy and Todd Fellman.

Co-founded Bloody Disgusting in 2001. Producer on Southbound, the V/H/S trilogy, SiREN, Under the Bed, and A Horrible Way to Die. Chicago-based. Horror, pizza and basketball connoisseur. Taco Bell daily.


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