15 November 2013 9:15 AM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, the pro-wrestler-turned-Scorpion-King-turned-Fast-and-Furious-regular is taking on a new mantle: serious actor. Johnson will take the lead in a film adaptation of Nick Schuyler's bestselling memoir, Not Without Hope. Schuyler was a former college football player on a fishing trip with three of his buddies—two of whom had made it to the NFL—when their boat capsized, stranding the four men at sea. Johnson was busy this year, with appearances in Snitch, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and Fast And Furious 6, among others. But after helping fellow action-movie stalwart Michael Bay move into more »

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