First ‘Jungle’ Trailer Strands Daniel Radcliffe in the Amazon

We’ve all wondered what it would be like to be stranded on an island or the desert or even a boat in open water, but I don’t think many of us have wondered what it would be like to be stranded in the jungle, coming face-to-face with all its elements. Daniel Radcliffe does and after watching this new trailer for his new film Jungle, I don’t think any of us will be walking into mother nature’s home any time soon without at least a dozen people in tow.

If you thought this was bad, it’s based on the memoir of the same name by Yossi Ginsberg. Yeah, this actually happened. The story follows the Israeli backpacker who ends up stranded in the Amazon in the 1980s alongside his fellow adventurers, leaving them in the center of one of mother nature’s long-living stomping grounds. And as the first trailer demonstrates, it’s a powerful story of survival.

Radcliffe has made some very strong strides since his days at Hogwarts. Although Emma Watson has probably made the biggest impact on the film community, Radcliffe has easily been in the eye of the public a bit more. While nothing than a thing here or thing there from the big 3 of Harry Potter has been considered blockbuster status, they don’t need to do that as each of them made enough money to live their lives as they please, as that includes smaller unique roles that will test them and make them better actors and actresses. And Jungle looks like a role that could easily end up as one of Radcliffe’s best, if not the best.

Take a look at the new trailer below and after doing so, let me know what you think in the comments. Did the trailer get you interested? How does Radcliffe look? Or are you just waiting for another Harry Potter movie? Greg McLean’s Jungle currently has no release date and also stars Thomas Kretschmann.

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 Austrian expat 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.

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