The Rock: new Southland Tales cut is "much better"
09.24.07 by REELZ
Southland Tales, director Richard Kelly's long-delayed follow-up to the cult smash Donnie Darko, is set to finally arrive in theaters this November after an extensive re-cut mandated by the film's disastrous debut last year at Cannes.
While few have seen Kelly's final cut, the new version has earned one key endorsement, from star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
"I've seen it and it's fantastic," raved Johnson, whose name appears in Southland Tales' credits for the first time sans the trademark "Rock" moniker. "It's nothing like I imagined, and much better than the cut we showed at the Cannes Film Festival."
Johnson made the remarks over the weekend at the press day for the Disney flick The Game Plan, which opens this Friday.