Dwayne Johnson to return in “Fast & Furious 8″

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

Freedom grad Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will be back for “Fast & Furious 8,” as the seventh installment of the “Fast & Furious” franchise breaks records.
On Friday the film which stars Johnson, along with Vin Diesel and the late Paul Walker, became the fastest movie to gross $1 billion worldwide in just 17 days. Having earned $1.153 billion, it is now the seventh highest-grossing film of all time.

Johnson told MTV News that “Fast & Furious 8″ might be set in New York City.
Johnson also signed with Disney to voice the demi-god Maui for the studios next animated musical “Moana.”

In the film, a young woman uses her navigational talents to set sail for a fabled island and is joined by her hero, Maui.

On Facebook, Johnson confirmed he will be singing in the film “Manly and off key of course” he said.

“Moana” is set for a Nov. 26, 2016 release.

Next up on the big screen for Johnson is the 3-D disaster flick “San Andreas” which is coming out May 29 and in which Johnson plays a helicopter pilot who makes a dangerous journey across the state in order to rescue his estranged daughter in the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California.

Johnson, who attended Freedom High School in 11th and 12th grades, was the box office champion at the movies in 2013, according to Forbes magazine, which said his movies generated $1.3 billion in ticket sales.

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Furious 7 Continues To Dominate At The Box Office!!

Furious 7 is unstoppable!! For the third weekend in a row, the action film took the top spot at the box office, taking in $29M!! Overall, the latest installment in the Fast & Furious franchise has grossed $1.153B, including what it’s made overseas. According to Deadline.con:

“Universal is smiling today as, by all expectations this morning, its franchise film Furious 7 should end the weekend with right around $29M for a cume a of $294.4M. This is the first picture to make $1B picture in its first run in the studio’s 103-year history and passed that milestone on Friday in only 17 days, the fastest ever.”

Welp, that pretty much guarantees there will be a Furious 8, and probably 9 and 10!! Furious 7 stars the late Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Tyrese Gibson, Jason Statham, and others.

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Trailer released for Dwayne Johnson’s “Ballers”

  Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

The first glimpse of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson‘s new HBO series, “Ballers” slated to premiere on HBO June 21 at 10 p.m. can be seen in the new trailer relased Friday.

In it the Freedom High School grad plays Spencer Strassmore, a retired former football player who now works as a financial manager for current players.

Trailer for Dwayne Johnson’s “Ballers”

“Sunday nights become legendary,” Johnson said on his Facebook page, quoting the tagline from the series “Legends don’t retire. They reinvent.”

The half-hour show about current and retired football players living in Miami stars Johnson, an actor, professional wrestler and former Miami Hurricanes football player. The show is produced by Johnson and Mark Wahlberg, who starred with “The Rock” in the film “Pain & Gain.”
Other characters in “Ballers” include a spiritual pro athlete, financial adviser, sports agent, ESPN sideline reporter and ex-wife of a pro football player. Other cast members include Omar Benson Miller, John David Washington, Rob Corddry, Troy Garity, Donovan Carter, Jazmyn Simon, Taylor Cole and LeToya Luckett.

This will be Johnson’s first time starring in a fictional TV series. But it’s not his foray into episodic television. Johnson, who attended Bethlehem’s Freedom High School in 11th and 12th grades, last produced and starred in 2 reality series for TNT – last year’s “Wake Up Call” and 2013’s reality competition series “The Hero.

He also starred in the recently released blockbuster “Fast & Furious 7″ and will star in the in the earthquake film “San Andreas” coming out May 29.

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San Andreas Poster With Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson; International TV Spot


Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has tweeted a new poster for his upcoming natural disaster filmSan Andreas.

The former professional wrestler has a birds eye view from his rescue helicopter of the destruction that a mega-earthquake has caused to California.

Check out the new San Andreas poster and the international television spot below.

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After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter. But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning. And when they think the worst may be over…it’s just getting started.

San Andreas hits theaters May 29, 2015.

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Kevin Hart And Dwayne Johnson Buddy Cop Comedy Finds Female Lead

Kevin Hart And Dwayne Johnson Buddy Cop Comedy Finds Female Lead image

We wouldn’t have expected Kevin Hart and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to pair up for a buddy-cop movie. Then again, we didn’t expect the starkly short comedian to co-star with Will Ferrell in that god-awful Get Hard. So, we guess this is a perfect pairing. As the two get ready to star in their joint project, Central Intelligence, the film has nabbed the lead female role and rounding out the core three players.

In addition to Hart and Johnson, Danielle Nicolet has been cast in Central Intelligence, Deadline reports. This will be her first major big-screen role in quite some time, having previously kept her career primarily in the TV and video game spheres. Don’t feel inferior if you don’t recognize her from anything, though. She got her small-screen start on the beloved sitcom Family Matters, and some of her more noteworthy roles have been on 3rd Rock From the Sun (she played Caryn), Second Time Around (playing Paula), and voice roles in games like LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (Gamora, Maria Hill, Ms. Marvel and more) and Saints Row: The Third(Shaundi). Her career has featured a bevy of random appearances and projects, one of which was the X-Men anime series, in which she voiced Storm.

Danielle Nicolet

In, Nicolet will take the role of Maggie, Hart’s on-screen wife and high school sweetheart. The film centers on Hart’s character, a mild-mannered accountant. One of his former classmates reaches out to him on Facebook, and while he used to be a loser with a train of bullies tormenting him, he’s now big and hulk-like. (Just FYI, this is the guy The Rock is playing.) As a killer for the CIA, the former classmate lures the accountant into thwarting a plot to sell military secrets.Ed Helms and Bobby Brown will also star in the film.

Hart may be short — he stands at 5’ 4’’ — he knows how to use his size for comedic effect. Pair him with someone as imposing as The Rock, who’s not only one of the most heavily muscled actors out there in the Hollywood market, he’s also 6’ 5’’. Hart and Ferrell tried to utilize their massive height difference for physical humor, but Get Hard was bashed by critics for its homophobia and racism. The Rock may not be as classically trained in comedy as someone like Ferrell, but one would think someone like The Rock wouldn’t want to star in something quite as bigoted. So hopefully this’ll redeem Hart for his last attempt.

Rawson Thurber is at the helm of Central Intelligence, and he’s the guy who gave usDodgeball and We’re the Millers. In light of his name alone, we’re already keeping an eye on this one.

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Dwayne Johnson attempts a helicopter rescue in new San Andreas clip

 Posted April 10 2015 — 10:25 AM EDT

If there’s anything that can bring two ex-spouses together, it’s a life-or-death situation. And to say that San Andreas is about a life-or-death situation is an understatement.

In the film, Dwayne Johnson and Carla Gugino play the exes, who are brought together by the search to find their daughter after an enormous earthquake hits the west coast. MTV has a new clip from the film, which shows Ray (Johnson) attempting a helicopter rescue of his ex-wife when things take a turn for the worse. Let’s just say it’s hard to rescue someone when the entire world around them is collapsing.

San Andreas hits theaters May 29, 2015

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The Rock Teases Whether ‘Furious 8′ Will Hit New York

With reporting by Josh Horowitz

Vroom, vroom, it sounds like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is ready to get behind the wheel for another installment of the “Fast and Furious” franchise. And this time, it seems like the GPS on the action franchise might be set for a destination in New York City.Dwayne Johnson MTV Interview

“Possibly, possibly,” Johnson told MTV News backstage at last night’s (April 12) MTV Movie Awards of the next film in the franchise. “I think we let ‘[Furious] 7′ come out, which it has, then ‘Fast 8.’” He said he’d talked to co-star Vin Diesel that very day, and the duo decided, as he said, “whatever we come up with for ‘Furious 8,’ we’ve gotta raise the bar in terms of action, yes, I think, but in terms of story and character.”

So you heard it here: sounds like The Rock is in. Among the reasons he loves the movie, he said, is that “I got to say the most absurd, ridiculous lines.” Oh, you mean the part where he said “Daddy’s gotta go to work” and then flexed a cast off of his arm? Sounds about right.

On top of that, the film is going gangbusters at the box office, which is a cherry on top for Johnson, who called the success “just bananas.”

“Whether it did ten dollars or a million dollars, the fact that fans love the movie and it was a great tribute to Paul,” he said, is what makes it a success for him. Click here to watch video.

“Furious 7″ is in theaters now.

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