The Rock is one busy individual as Deadline.com is reporting that New Line Cinema have won a bidding war for an action comedy vehicle for Dwayne Johnson which Will Gluck will direct and Dave Callaham will write. The picture will be a co-production between FlynnPictureCo., Olive Bridge Entertainment and Seven Bucks Productions.
While the plot of the movie is under wraps, Deadline reports that it’s something of a throwback to those mismatched buddy action comedies like Lethal Weapon, Midnight Run and 48 Hours. New Line is hoping that the first movie will launch a new franchise built around it.
Johnson and Beau Flynn of FlynnPictureCo., are right now working at New Line on Rampage, the film that Johnson will star in after he shoots the Seth Gordon-directed Baywatch for Paramount. Flynn is also producing that film, which stars Zac Efron and Alexandra Daddario.