Vidyut Jammwal’s Hindi film ‘Junglee’ to be directed by Hollywood (The Mask) director Chuck Russell

  • Chuck Russell has directed films like like ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors’, ‘The Mask’, Arnold Schwarzenegger-starrer ‘Eraser’ and ‘The Scorpion King’.
  • The film is an action-adventure about a man and an elephant, tackles issues like elephant poaching and ivory smuggling.
  • Vidyut, known for his action and stunts, will be seen in exciting action sequences in this film. Vidyut is trained in Kalaripayattu and loves animals

“Chuck was our first choice and we reached out to him thinking may be the story would appeal to him given that it raises an issue of global significance. And to our delight Chuck agreed and he will be flying in next month to start the prep,” Priti Shahani, President, Junglee Pictures who will produce the film.

“I consider myself really fortunate to get a chance to be part of a film that has a message of global significance. Above all being directed by the legendary Chuck Russell is any actor’s dream and I can’t wait to begin the shoot,” The ‘Commando’ star Vidyut said in a statement.


The film will be shot in the jungles of Kerala (known for its elephants), in an elephant reserve in the state (also known for tourism).