Netflix buys itself another expensive film, as superhero movie Ball And Chain – starring Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson – is set for the service.

Pretty much completed but now not set to be with us until next summer is the film Jungle Cruise, starring Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson. From the promotions at least, the movie has a dose of a modern day The African Queen about it, but we’ll have to wait until July 2021 to find out if that’s the case.

However, Blunt and Johnson clearly got on, as the pair are set to reteam for another movie.

They’re due to co-star in a new superhero film, Ball And Chain, that’s been penned by Emily V Gordon, based on the comic by Scott Lobdell. The basics are that they’ll play a married couple going through struggles and drifting apart, who both happen to be superheroes. The problem is that their superpowers only actually work when the pair are together.

News of the project first popped up last week, and now we learn that Netflix has swooped in with its not-inconsiderable chequebook. It’s bought the project up, although where on the schedule of everybody it’s going to fit in remains to be seen. Johnson has the small matter of finishing his first Netflix movie, Red Notice, once restrictions lift, for instance.

More news on this as we get it.

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