Cast & Crew
Director : Seth Zvi Rosenfeld
Producer : Scott Macaulay, Robin O'Hara, Bob Potter,
Screenwriter : Seth Zvi Rosenfeld
Starring : John Leguizamo, Rosie Perez, Julie Carmen, Cliff Gorman, Michael Rapaport, Marisa Tomei, Justin Pierce, Annabella Sciorra,
John Leguizamo attempts to take a serious turn in King of the Jungle and frankly, it's as laughable as any of his comedy work. Such a funny comic actor, Leguizamo has nothing in the way of dramatic chops, here playing -- get this -- a mentally challenged young man whose civil rights activist mother is shot and killed. The plot summary claims the film is about his search for the killer, but really the film consists of an hour of Leguizamo running around and showing off his Gilbert Grape-esque acting skills, followed by 20 minutes of this pathetic search for justice. Just awful, namely due to a horrifically bad script, he is chased through the film by New York movie regulars Rosie Perez, Michael Rapaport, Marisa Tomei, and Annabella Sciorra.