As an actor, Daniel Radcliffe’s career is made. He’s already earned millions from his work in the ‘Harry Potter‘ franchise, so any project he takes on now is one he truly believes in. It’s refreshing to see an actor take on roles simply because he/she wants to do them.
The 28-year-old actor’s next film, Jungle, is based on Yossi Ghinsberg‘s memoir of the same name. It follows the “Israeli backpacker in the 1980s as he ends up stranded in the Amazon jungle after an excursion goes terribly wrong, leaving him at the mercy of the wilderness.”
Radcliffe stars as Ghinsberg, and in the trailer, you can see him dealing with some truly terrifying scenarios inside the jungle. The movie has received mixed reviews from critics. Some critics were thrilled, while others felt like the film didn’t know what it was trying to be.
The Hollywood Reporter wrote:
“Fronted by a committed Daniel Radcliffe sporting a bushy beard and creditable Israeli accent, this is a survival thriller without much in the way of you-know-what, and seems destined to land in the Amazonian bog into which films that satisfy neither grindhouse nor art house are sucked.”
Check out the trailer below. It will hit select theaters on October 20.