Report: Jack Whitehall to play gay character in Disney's Jungle Cruise movie

The Sun has reported that comedian Jack Whitehall "is playing a gay man - one who is hugely effete, very camp and very funny" in Disney's upcoming Jungle Cruise film. "This latest script, set at a time when it wasn’t socially acceptable to be gay, is another significant turning point."

The movie will be based on the Disney attraction of the same name. "Frank (Dwayne Johnson), a boat captain, takes a sister (Emily Blunt) and her brother (Whitehall) on a mission into a jungle to find a tree believed to possess healing powers. All the while, the trio must fight against dangerous wild animals and a competing German expedition."