Daniel Radcliffe heads to Queensland for major international production

11 February, 2016 by Brian Karlovsky

Daniel Radcliffe is heading down under for the production of Jungle in Queensland.


Queensland is set host the production of major international film, Jungle, which will provide about 100 screen industry jobs and inject $5.4 million into the local economy.

The Arclight Films/Screen Australia production, starring Daniel Radcliffe, is based on Yossi Ghinsberg's bestselling memoir of the same name and will be shot in South East Queensland as well as at Village Roadshow studios.

Jungle is produced by Dana Lustig (Dancing at the Blue Laguna, Thousand Kisses Keep), Gary Hamilton (Lord of War, Bait 3D, The Bank Job), Mike Gabrawy (Resident Evil, Bait 3D, Outcast), and Greg Mclean (Wolf Creek, The Darkness). Executive producer is Todd Fellman (Bait 3D, A Few Best Men).

Queensland-based producer Todd Fellman (Daybreakers, Mental), of Story Bridge Films, is behind the production and is working with Arclight Films.

It is directed by Greg McLean (Wolf Creek, Wolf Creek 2), written by Justin Monjo (Rush, The Untold Story of INXS), and produced by Gary Hamilton, Mark Lazarus, Mike Gabrawy, Dana Lustig and McLean.

As well as Radcliffe, the cast includes, Queenslanders Alex Russell (Goldstone, Unbroken), Jason Clarke (Everest, Zero Dark Thirty) and Ryan Corr (The Water Diviner, Where the Wild Things Are, Holding the Man).

The production, which starts in April, joins a raft of projects shooting in Queensland.

These include The Nest, The Shallows and Kong: Skull Island, which commenced in January. 

Marvel film Thor: Ragnarok is also set to begin principal photography on the Gold Coast in June.

The film, which is financed by Screen Australia, tells the story of an an enthusiastic young adventurer who heads into the Amazon jungle with two friends and a guide with a mysterious past. 

Their journey turns into a terrifying psychological ordeal and fight for survival as the darkest elements of human nature and the deadliest threats of the wilderness emerge to test their endurance.

Queensland premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, said the state was starting off the year strongly with another production to shoot in Queensland offering over 100 jobs and injecting approximately $5.4 million into our local economy.

“Jungle will be shooting at least 50 per cent of the production on location in South East Queensland as well as the Village Roadshow Studios with other locations still to be determined, " she said.

“With the imminent opening of Australia’s biggest sound stage at Village Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast, we deserve our reputation as a film destination of choice for domestic and international producers,” she said.