The Rock to Star in New Russo Brothers Movie
Posted 03.06.12 by reelz
After a busy year of filming, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson shows no signs of slowing down — the wrestler-turned-actor signed on to star in the newest Anthony and Joe Russo action thriller, Ciudad. This will be the brother's first movie since their 2006 You, Me and Dupree and "The Rock's" third major film since joining Fast Five last year.
The Russo brothers are most familiar with comedies — in fact, Cuidad will be their first attempt at hardcore action — but the talented duo are excited for the challenge.
Exploring genres has always been a driving motivation for us as filmmakers. This movie is the culmination of a long time ambition to bring our sensibilities to an action thriller.
According to Deadline, "Ciudad is based on the upcoming Oni Press graphic novel that the Russo Brothers co-wrote with Ande Parks. Set in one of the most dangerous and corrupt cities in the world, the thriller will star Johnson as a black market mercenary hired by a Brazilian drug lord to rescue his kidnapped daughter."
Earlier this year, Johnson starred in Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (which grossed over $270M worldwide) and completed G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation, which hits theaters this summer.