Seth Rogen and Michael Keaton are set to team up on the comedy biopic ‘King of the Jungle’ based on the life of anti-virus tech magnate John McAfee.
The feature is based on Joshua Davis Wired magazine article ‘John McAfee’s Last Stand and will see Keaton will play McAfee, creator of the McAfee Antivirus software. McAfee cashed in his fortune, left civilization, and moved to the jungle in Belize, where he set up a compound of guns, sex, and madness.
Rogen will play the role of Wired magazine investigator Ari Furman, who accepts what he thinks is a run-of-the-mill assignment to interview McAfee, but once he arrives in Belize, he finds himself pulled into McAfee’s escalating paranoia, slippery reality, and murder.
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‘I Love You Phillip Morris, directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa are at the helm with a script from Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. Jeremy Steckler of Condé Nast Entertainment, Zaftig’s Charlie Gogolak, Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, Mad River’s Marc Butan, Endurance’s Steve Richards, and Epic’s Joshua Davis will produce.
Keaton was last seen in ‘American Assassin’ and ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ as Adrian Toomes aka Vulture. He will reprise the role in the sequel ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’. He also starred in real-life features ‘The Founder’ as the McDonalds founder Ray Kroc and ‘Spotlight’ as The Boston Globe’s Walter ‘Robby’ Robinson. His next project is the live-action remake of Dumbo in which he plays V. A. Vandevere.
Rogan was last seen on the big screen in ‘The Disaster Artist’ his upcoming projects include ‘The Lion King’ as the voice of Puumba and ‘Newsflash’ in which he plays Walter Cronkite.