Emily Blunt clearly enjoyed co-starring with (and frequently ribbing) Dwayne Johnson in “Jungle Cruise” because she’s up to work with him again. She’ll be leading an action-adventure movie about real-life law enforcement barrier-breaker Kate Warne in a film produced by Dwayne Johnson.
Though not a name that instantly comes to mind, there’s no disputing Warne’s impact. A real-world Sherlock Holmes, she succeeded as a sleuth at the famous Pinkerton Detective Agency in the 1860s, helping to swing the doors of a male-dominated industry right open. As if that wasn’t enough, she was also a covert intelligence agent for the Union during the American Civil War.
“Charlie Bartlett” writer Gustin Nash is crafting the script, while Johnson’s Seven Bucks Productions team will start looking for a director. Amazon Studios, which is already in business with the company on Christmas action-adventure “Red One,” also backs the new movie.
As for Blunt herself, though she might not have “play a superhero” on her agenda right now, it looks like she’s found the closest thing – and one based in truth, to boot.