Dwayne Johnson Continuing Big Action with Adaptation of 'Ciudad'
This summer the wrestler-turned-actor will bring Roadblock to life in G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and there's still another Fast and Furious sequel coming next year along with the small budget Pain & Gain with Michael Bay. But Dwayne Johnson is showing no signs of slowing down on the action front as Deadline has word that he'll star in Ciudad, an action thriller based on the upcoming Oni Press graphic novel by The Russo Brothers and Ande Parks. Set in one of the most dangerous and corrupt cities in the world, the thriller will star Johnson as a black market mercenary hired by a Brazilian drug lord to rescue his kidnapped daughter.
The Russo Brothers haven't done any feature film work since You, Me & Dupree in 2006, but their TV wok has been more impressive anyway as it includes episodes of "Community," "Happy Endings," and "Arrested Development." Commenting on their first foray into action, The Russos say, "Exploring genre has always been a driving motivation for us as filmmakers. This movie is the culmination of a long time ambition to bring our sensibilities to an action thriller.” I'm willing to bet there will be some comedy involved too, and since Johnson does have some impressive timing and delivery on that front, that'll be fun.