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One of the most consistently bankable stars in Hollywood, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has dabbled in everything from high-octane action (the Fast & Furious franchise) to family fare (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island) to reality television (TNT’s The Hero). Now, premium cable channel HBO is getting in on the action by ordering a half-hour comedy called Ballers, which Johnson will both star in and executive-produce.
Ballers will follow the lives of a diverse assortment of current and former football players. Johnson stars as Spencer Strasmore, a retired athlete. The show will also star Omar Benson Miller as “affable” former athlete Charles; John David Washington as “highly competitive and highly spiritual” pro athlete Ricky; Rob Corddry as financial advisor Joe; Troy Garity as a top-of-the-line sports agent named Jason, Donovan Carter as Vernon, a pro athlete struggling to keep the focus on his family; Jazmyn Simon as Julie, the wife of »
- Isaac Feldberg
Dwayne Johnson and Alexandra Daddario (Annabeth in the Percy Jackson movies) will star as father and daughter in San Andreas. The film is about a helicopter pilot who has to rescue his daughter when what we Californians call "the big one" hits - a massive earthquake along the San Andreas fault line. The 3D film will be directed by The Rock's Journey 2: The Mysterious Island helmer Brad Peyton (we love Hollywood friendships!). The movie is scheduled to open June 5, 2015. »
- email@example.com (Tara the Mom)
For a long time now, all we knew about New Line’s hoped-for new action-adventure San Andreas was its high-concept earthquake-centred pitch and the fact that it’ll reunite Journey 2: The Mysterious Island director Brad Peyton with star Dwayne Johnson. An update has finally arrived in the shape of Percy Jackson’s Alexandra Daddario.The actress, who has been winning plaudits for a much more mature role on HBO’s True Detective, has landed a crucial role as Johnson’s estranged daughter in the new 3D diasterthon. The Rock will be a helicopter pilot who must make a treacherous journey across an earthquake-wracked state to reach his wayward sprog.San Andreas has been in development since late 2011, with New Line working from a pitch by Jeremy Passmore and Andrew Fabrizio to solicit scripts from Allan Loeb and Carlton Cuse. Now The Conjuring’s sibling scribbling duo Chad and Carey Hayes »
After taking to the small screen and showing off her assets in HBO's "True Detective," the lovely Alexandra Daddario is making a leap to a hopeful tentpole. Deadline has word that the co-star of the Percy Jackson fantasy franchise has taken the female lead alongside Dwayne Johnson in San Andreas, the disaster thriller from Journey 2: The Mysterious Island director Brad Peyton. In the film, Johnson plays a rugged rescue helicopter pilot going across the state to save his estranged daughter after a massive earthquake strikes Califorina. It's a pretty straight forward story focusing on absolute destruction and chaos. Read on! Allan Loeb (Wall Street 2) was hired to polish the original script by Andre Fabrizio and Jeremy Passmore in 2012, but Chad and Carey Hayes (The Conjuring, The Reaping) wrote the most recent draft. Daddario is gaining more attention as of late with her supporting work on the HBO drama series »
- Ethan Anderton
The plot centers on a helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) who journeys across the state of California to try and rescue his estranged daughter, after an enormous earthquake hits. No further details have been released regarding the plot or the characters at this time.
Brad Peyton (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island) is directing from a script that has been worked on by a number of writers. Jeremy Passmore and Andre Fabrizio wrote the original draft, with Allan Loeb (The Switch), Carlton Cuse (Lost) and, most recently Chad Hayes and Carey Hayes (The Conjuring) revising the script. No production schedule was given.
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So here we are in 2014, and Sony rung in the New Year with Spider-Man joining the Times Square celebrations in promotion of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, debuting a couple of new stills of Electro (Jamie Foxx), as well as exclusive Nye trailer from the upcoming superhero sequel, which you can check out here. And if course, it might have been the Holiday Season, but there was no rest for the folks at the Daily Bugle, with the Tumblr viral site dropping two new articles, »
- Gary Collinson
2013's highest-grossing star Dwayne Johnson closed out the year last night with his annual '#RockTalk' on Twitter, during which he teased a potential DC movie role, stating that: "We just had a big meeting w/ Warner Bros CEO re: DC Comics 2014 we will partner up and create the cool bad assery."
Johnson has previously been attached to two DC movies at Warner Bros.; he was set to portray Black Adam in Peter Segal's (Grudge Match) Shazam movie back in 2007, and more recently he was linked to Journey 2: The Mysterious Island helmer Brad Peyton's planned adaptation of Lobo, before stating in February of last year that the project "kind of just went away." Seeing as Peter Segal said last week that he doesn't see the Shazam movie moving forward any time soon, there is the possibility that Warner Bros. plans to push on with Lobo, although currently »
- Gary Collinson
7 items from 2014
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