Seth Rogen and Michael Keaton have been tapped to star in King Of The Jungle.
The dark comedy helmed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa will tell the wild and true story of John McAfee, a tech entrepreneur’s who chose a life of exile in the jungles of Belize.
The script is penned by Golden Globe and Emmy winners Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will be offered to buyers at the upcoming American Film Market.
The feature is based on Joshua Davis’ Wired magazine article “John McAfee’s Last Stand.” It will follow McAfee (Keaton), creator of the McAfee Antivirus software, who cashed-in his fortune, left civilization and moved to the jungle in Belize. There, he set-up a Colonel Kurtz-like compound of guns, sex, and madness. In the film, Wired magazine investigator Ari Furman (Rogen) 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, unhinged reality, and murder.
The film was first announced in 2017, with Johnny Depp originally attached to star.