The 66th edition of the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) will open with the world premiere of Wolf Creek director Greg McLean’s Jungle, starring Daniel Radcliffe.
Adapted by Justin Monjo (INXS: Never Tear Us Apart) from the bestselling novel, the ’80s-set survival film sees
Radcliffe as 22-year-old Israeli backpacker Yossi Ghinsberg (Radcliffe) who, along with two friends, sets off from the Bolivian city of La Paz into the uncharted Amazon, only for the trip to take a turn for the deadly.
“I am absolutely thrilled to have Jungle selected as the opening night film at MIFF. Back in 2005 my first film Wolf Creek screened at the festival and it was incredibly exciting to have the movie presented in my home town. Now, some years later, having this amazing story about survival and the power of the human spirit launched in Melbourne is just as much of an honour. I truly can’t wait to share this film with audiences” said McLean.
“We couldn’t be more delighted to have Jungle opening this year’s MIFF,” said Artistic Director Michelle Carey. “Greg McLean’s new film is bold, hugely entertaining and a thrilling ride! It’s an impressive showcase of Australian and international talent behind and in front of the camera.”
The Melbourne International Film Festival runs from August 3 – 20, 2017. For info and tickets, head to the official site.