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Jack Whitehall secures role to play gay character in Disney’s The Jungle Cruise alongside Emily Blunt and Dwayne …

Jack Whitehall secures role to play gay character in Disney’s The Jungle Cruise alongside Emily Blunt and Dwayne …

Jack Whitehall will play a gay character in Disney’s The Jungle Cruise.

The comedian, 30, who has previously starred in small cameo roles in Frozen and the upcoming Nutcracker and the Four Realms, will star alongside Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, 46, and Emily Blunt, 35.  In what is being regarded as a pivotal moment in Walt Disney’s history, Jack will play Emily’s gay brother in the film franchise. Huge role: Jack Whitehall will play a gay character in Disney’s The Jungle Cruise A source told The Sun: ‘This is a huge gig for Jack and has landed him his biggest ever pay cheque. ‘But, more excitingly, he is playing a gay man – one who is hugely effete, very camp and very funny, it’s a dream role. ‘Disney’s always been incredibly supportive of the LGBTQ community, this latest script, set at a time when it wasn’t socially acceptable to be gay, is another significant turning point.’

Star-studded line-up: The comedian, 30, will star alongside Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Emily Blunt Exciting: Earlier this week, the comedian took to Twitter to share a video of Dwayne talking about the film, set for release in 2019 Earlier this week, the comedian took to Twitter to share a video of Dwayne talking about the film, set for release in 2019.  He said: ‘It’s been years in the making and from the bottom of my heart we are all so honoured to bring this rich story and movie to life for all of you around the world

Now check this out in 1955 Walt disney imagined, designed and created the very first Jungle Cruise ride and how about this- Walt Disney himself was the first skipper for the very first Jungle Cruise ride. Based on the ride: Johnson will play a boat captain who takes his sister (Blunt) and her brother (Whitehall) on a mission to find a tree believed to possess healing powers.  ‘It is with great honour and reverence that I get the opportunity to play this role and we can show you guys this story. He added: ‘Walt this one is for you buddy and world get ready for the adventure of a lifetime. ‘Welcome to Jungle Cruise.’  Johnson will play a boat captain who takes his sister (Blunt) and her brother (Whitehall) on a mission to find a tree believed to possess healing powers.  Storyline: ‘Wild animals and a competing German expedition figure into the proceeding Wild animals and a competing German expedition figure into the proceedings. Jack’s gay character role comes after Walt Disney’s Beauty and the Beast 2017 release featured LeFou as a homosexual man.  In the lead-up to the nationwide premiere, it was revealed the character of Gaston’s manservant, played by Frozen alum Josh Gad, will have the first ‘gay scene’ in Disney’s history. Beauty and the Beast director Bill Condon has said of Gad’s character: ‘LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston’.

Turning point: Jack’s gay character role comes after Walt Disney’s Beauty and the Beast release featured LeFou as a homosexual man

 

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