Remember when Dwayne Johnson was just a wrestler known as The Rock? Well, that was a long time ago, as he’s now one of the most ridiculously busy actors around, and just to prove that, he’s added another couple of roles to his line-up.
Deadline reports that Johnson has joined the cast of Ciudad, the long-gestating graphic novel adaptation, which is finally moving forward at Emmett/Furla Films. Directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo have been working on the movie since September 2008, based on the graphic novel they wrote with Ande Parks. It centres on a mercenary (Johnson) who is hired to rescue the kidnapped daughter of a Brazilian drug lord.
A couple of weeks ago, there were also reports Johnson was in talks to join Brett Ratner’s greek mythology epic, Hercules: The Thracian War, and Variety confirms he’s signed a deal to make the movie.
Hercules: The Thracian Wars is also based on a graphic novel of the same name, this one written by Steve Moore. It follows Hercules (Dwayne Johnson), who trains the Thracian army to be ruthless killers. Filming is scheduled to begin in New Zealand this October.