The actor, 46, announced on Instagram that he would be portraying popular American folklore figure John Henry in an upcoming movie for Netflix. The project will re-team Johnson with his Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle director Jake Kasdan.
“Inspired to bring to life one of my childhood heroes, John Henry, in John Henry & The Statesmen,” Johnson wrote. “In this movie, I’ll lead an ensemble of the most popular folklore figures and legends from different cultures around the world.”
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