13 November 2013 11:37 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Variety is reporting that Dwayne Johnson has signed on to star in “Not Without Hope,” based on the best-selling memoir by Nick Schuyler. The story tells the true story of college football player Schuyler, his best friend, and two NFL players. The four men were on a fishing trip in the Gulf of Mexico when tragedy struck, capsizing the boat. The story is ultimately one of survival, as the four men were left clinging to the boat for days.

This won’t be Johnson’s first foray into more dramatic fair, having all ready established himself as a bankable star in the action genre. He’s dabbled in more dramatic roles before in films such as “Southland Tales,” “Gridiron Gang,” and this year’s “Snitch.” In this one, he’ll play Schuyler himself.

In the announcement, Rob Brenner, president of production for Relativity Media, said:

“Nick Schuyler’s book is extremely moving, »

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