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Jack Whitehall joins Dwayne Johnson for Disney movie

British comedian and actor, Jack Whitehall, will join Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt for Disney’s upcoming movie, “The Jungle Cruise”.

Whitehall will play the key role of Blunt’s brother in the movie which is based on the classic theme park attraction.

Disney plans to make the movie in a similar vein to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, with Jaume Collet-Serra directing and Logan writer, Michael Green, penning the latest draft.

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Tyrese threatens to quit ‘Fast 9’ amid Dwayne Johnson feud

Tyrese Gibson has threatened to pull out of the next edition in the Fast and Furious franchise if Dwayne Johnson returns.

It is the latest episode in the ongoing feud between the pair which arose after the announcement that Johnson and Jason Statham would be starring in a spin-off of the franchise.

Gibson took to Instagram on Wednesday telling “loyal fans and loved ones from OUR Fast universe” that he won’t appear in “Fast 9” if Johnson is involved.

Gibson criticised Johnson on Instagram in October when Universal Pictures announced the ninth ‘Fast’ instalment was being pushed back a year to accommodate said spinoff.

Vin Diesel had attempted to cool the feud, saying production delays were merely due to the ninth film needing more work.

The franchise could be nearing its end, with Universal having ordered two more films to conclude the franchise. The ninth instalment is targeted for release on April 10, 2020.

Baywatch – Review

Plenty of incredible looking people, some cheap action thrills and a decent amount of comedy is exactly what you can expect from the new movie adaptation of Baywatch. It’s a movie one will go into with low expectations and leave having had a couple of chuckles, but without being left with any lasting impressions. But ultimately that is what a movie like Baywatch is specifically there for.

Dwayne Johnson plays the updated version of David Hasselhoff’s Mitch Buchanen, a dedicated and much-loved head lifeguard of Baywatch beach in Miami. When recruiting for new talent to join the team patrolling the bay, Mitch clashes with Matt Brody (Zac Efron), a disgraced former Olympic champion swimmer whose cocky attitude leads him to believe he can stroll into the role.

After being awarded the job, Brody soon discovers there’s a lot more to the part than just being a lifeguard as he and the rest of the team look to bring down the dangerous drug-lord, Victoria Leeds (Priyanka Chopra), who jeopardises the future of the Bay.

Director Seth Gordon is probably best known for 2011’s Horrible Bosses, so immediately you know what kind of crass humour is going to be involved. And fortunately for Baywatch, there are a number of chuckles to be had which partially makes up for the terrible storyline and budget action sequences. Johnson and Efron have a fun on-screen relationship and along with Alexandra Daddario and Kelly Rohrbach, there’s plenty to visually admire.

The movie as a whole is poor, but it certainly surpasses the lowest of expectations that audiences will be going in with. Baywatch is incredibly forgettable but a few laughs and some cheap action scenes mean it’s not the worst watch ever.