The Rock Signs on To Star In a New Action Thriller Film

Nick Paglino

The RockAccording to Deadline.com, WWE star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has signed on to star in the upcoming action thriller film Ciudad, which will be directed by Jay and Anthony Russo. The report offers the following as a film description:

Ciudad is based on the upcoming Oni Press graphic novel that the Russo Brothers co-wrote with 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 film will be the first feature directed by The Russo Brothers since 2006's You, Me and Dupree.

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