Following Jungle Cruise, Emily Blunt Is Heading To Amazon For New Movie

Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson in Jungle Cruise

Emily Blunt can currently be seen floating down the Amazon River with Dwayne Johnson in Disney's Jungle Cruise movie, and it seems the actress had so much fun that she's decided to do it again, sort of. Blunt has reportedly signed on to a new movie that will see her play the first woman to ever join the Pinkerton Detective Agency. The movie won't co-star The Rock but his Seven Bucks Productions will produce the movie, and the story won't take place on the Amazon, but the movie will be seen on Amazon.

While the movie appears to be officially untitled, Deadline is reporting Emily Blunt will play the role of real-life detective Kate Warne for the new Amazon Prime Video venture. The streaming service acquired the rights to the new project following what is being called a highly competitive auction. In addition to Hiram Garcia, Dwayne Johnson, and Dany Garcia via Seven Bucks Productions, the movie is also being produced by Blunt's own Ledbury Productions and Kristina Sorensen Productions. Gustin Nash, writer of Youth in Revolt and Charlie Bartlett wrote the script and is executive producer. Kimberly Bialek is overseeing for Seven Bucks Productions.

The movie is being called an action adventure story, and so in that regard will also have something in common with Jungle Cruise, but as Kate Warne's detective career was during the 1850s and 1860s in America, the setting will be quite different. Warne investigated early assassination attempts against Abraham Lincoln, worked as a Union intelligence officer during the Civil War, and handled numerous other well known cases, any or all of which could be the basis for the new film.

It truly doesn't seem to be random coincidence that Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt are working together again, even if it only is behind the camera. The pair clearly had a great time working together on Jungle Cruise, the fun they had together during the promotional phase was obvious. They're also reportedly involved in another upcoming film where they will co-star together. And we know there are already early talks about a Jungle Cruise sequel happening, though nothing has been officially confirmed.

Seven Bucks Productions has been sharing the love pretty evenly when it comes to working with the major streaming services. One of Dwayne Johnson's next big movies is the Netflix action film Red Notice with Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot. Seven Bucks produced the recently released Behind the Attraction documentary series for Disney+, and Dwayne Johnson is already working with Amazon on another project, Red One which plans to launch some sort of holiday themed cinematic Universe.

As a fan of Emily Blunt and detective stories in the same way I'm a fan of Emily Blunt and movies based on Disneyland theme park rides, I'll certainly be looking forward to this one. There isn't even a director attached yet so it will likely be a while before this one really moves forward.

Dirk Libbey
Content Producer/Theme Park Beat

CinemaBlend’s resident theme park junkie and amateur Disney historian, Dirk began writing for CinemaBlend as a freelancer in 2015 before joining the site full-time in 2018. He has previously held positions as a Staff Writer and Games Editor, but has more recently transformed his true passion into his job as the head of the site's Theme Park section. He has previously done freelance work for various gaming and technology sites. Prior to starting his second career as a writer he worked for 12 years in sales for various companies within the consumer electronics industry. He has a degree in political science from the University of California, Davis.  Is an armchair Imagineer, Epcot Stan, Future Club 33 Member.