Dwayne Johnson Announced to Play MMA Legend in Collaboration With A24

Published 12/13/2023, 2:57 PM EST

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Dwayne Johnson was recently announced to star in a new upcoming film. Despite the huge line-up of Hollywood projects that he has yet to work on, Johnson has seemingly signed another deal with A24 to play the role of an MMA and wrestling veteran. Being a former wrestler himself, this would be of great importance to The Rock.

The biopic will follow Mark Kerr. The name that could sound confusing to some new-generation MMA fans will sound familiar to the audience who has been watching the sport for a while. But now, everybody will get the chance to know Kerr more personally.

Dwayne Johnson to tell Mark Kerr’s story up-close


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In 2002, a documentary was released named The Smashing Machine which surrounded the professional life of Mark Kerr. Several years later, Seven Bucks Productions acquired the rights in 2019 while collaborating with Benny Safdie, the script writer for the upcoming movie about Kerr with the same name as before, The Smashing Machine.

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According to Deadline, the film will display the MMA legend’s struggle with addiction, winning, love, and friendship in the year 2000. The Brahma Bull will play the role of Mark Kerr himself in the sports biopic.


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Kaif Ali


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Kaif Ali is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports and is a massive WWE enthusiast and he won?t have it any other way. Confused about the third person narrative? Well, what can you expect from someone who grew as a fan of Dwayne ?The Rock? Johnson. I am also a John Cena fan and follow his ?Never Give Up? mantra when it comes to my daily work life.
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