Dwayne Johnson, John Henry

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.”

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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.”

Johnson will once again work with Jake Kasdan, director of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, and executive producers Melvin Mar (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) and Wendy Jacobson (San Andreas).



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