Former wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will star in and produce John Henry and the Statesman for Netflix, according to Deadline.
Johnson uploaded a trailer for the film to Instagram on Tuesday night. It is based on John Henry, an African-American folklore hero known as the “steel-driving man.”
As Henry, Johnson will lead a diverse cast of other prominent folklore legends from around the world.
“Netflix is the perfect partner and platform for us to continue entertaining our global audience in a disruptive way,” the former WWE superstar said. “These diverse characters speak to a legacy of storytelling that is more relevant than ever and span across a worldwide audience regardless of age, gender, race or geography.”