Former wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will star in and produce John Henry and the Statesman for Netflix, in accordance to Deadline.
Johnson uploaded a trailer for the movie to Instagram on Tuesday evening. It’s based mostly on John Henry, an African-American folklore hero often known as the “steel-driving man.”
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WHEN THE MAN COMES AROUND. Impressed to convey to life one in every of my childhood heroes, John Henry, in JOHN HENRY & THE STATESMEN. On this film, I’ll lead an ensemble of the most well-liked folklore figures and legends from completely different cultures around the globe. @NETFLIX is the proper associate & platform to convey these international folklore icons to life. The NETFLIX model speaks instantly to our @sevenbucksprod ethos of being daring, formidable and sport altering – and most significantly, at all times pondering “Viewers first” in properties all around the globe. The legend of JOHN HENRY’S energy, endurance, dignity and cultural satisfaction was instilled in my DNA at a really younger age. My dad would sing “Huge John” to me each time he would put me to mattress. At bedtime most youngsters get loving nursery rhyme songs — I acquired this/ Each mornin’ on the mine, you may see him arrive. He stood 6 foot 6 and weighed 245. Sort of broad on the shoulder and slim on the hip. And all people knew you didn’t give no lip to Huge John. Huge John. Huge Dangerous John. Directing this huge ol’ tentpole is the gifted and passionate, Jake Kasdan. Jake and I discovered good success collectively in somewhat film known as, JUMANJI. Gonna be a variety of enjoyable bringing these legends to life. My childhood hero. The metal driving man and his disruptive band of worldwide folklore legends. JOHN HENRY & THE STATESMEN @sevenbucksprod @danygarciaco @hhgarcia41 @flynnpictureco @NETFLIX
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As Henry, Johnson will lead a various solid of different distinguished folklore legends from around the globe.
“Netflix is the proper associate and platform for us to proceed entertaining our international viewers in a disruptive manner,” the previous WWE famous person stated. “These numerous characters converse to a legacy of storytelling that’s extra related than ever and span throughout a worldwide viewers no matter age, gender, race or geography.”
Johnson will as soon as once more work with Jake Kasdan, director of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, and government producers Melvin Mar (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) and Wendy Jacobson (San Andreas)