Daniel Radcliffe channels Bear Grylls in the first trailer for new survival movie Jungle

The former Harry Potter star gets lost in a Bolivian jungle where everything is trying to kill him

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Daniel Radcliffe comes over all Bear Grylls in the trailer for his new movie Jungle – except adventurer Bear wouldn’t be dumb enough to plunge deep into a jungle with no clue about where he was going or how to get out again.

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Jungle is based on a true story of a young Israeli man named Yossi Ghinsberg (Radcliffe). In the movie, Yossi and his friends follow a total stranger into the Bolivian jungle who promises to be their guide. But the stranger is not to be trusted: he abandons them and leaves them for dead.

What follows is a harrowing tale of survival. It’s a bit like Leo Di Caprio’s The Revenant, only with fewer bears and more snakes/spiders/biting ants.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7c1HHspifL8

Jungle is directed by Greg McLean and stars Daniel Radcliffe, Thomas Kretschmann, Alex Russell, Lily Sullivan and Jacek Koman.

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It will premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival in August and will be released in the US later this year. A UK release date has not been confirmed.