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Jack Whitehall secures role to play gay character in Disney’s The Jungle Cruise alongside Emily Blunt and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

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Jack Whitehall will play a gay character in Disney’s The Jungle Cruise.

The comedian, 30, who has previously starred in small cameo roles in Frozen and the upcoming Nutcracker and the Four Realms, will star …

Huge role: Jack Whitehall will play a gay character in Disney's The Jungle Cruise

Star-studded line-up: The comedian, 30, will star alongside Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Emily Blunt

Exciting: Earlier this week, the comedian took to Twitter to share a video of Dwayne talking about the film, set for release in 2019

Based on the ride: Johnson will play a boat captain who takes his sister (Blunt) and her brother (Whitehall) on a mission to find a tree believed to possess healing powers.

Storyline: 'Wild animals and a competing German expedition figure into the proceeding

Turning point: Jack's gay character role comes after Walt Disney's Beauty and the Beast release featured LeFou as a homosexual man