Dwayne Johnson lands leading role in true story movie


Variety is reporting that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has landed the leading role of an upcoming movie titled Not Without Hope.

Not Without Hope recounts the true story, based on a memoir by Nick Schuyler, that follows four friends who were on a fishing trip in the Gulf of Mexico when their boat capsized, stranding all four men at sea. The Rock will play the role of Schuyler.

“Nick Schuyler’s book is extremely moving, and Relativity is proud to work with the Rock, Nick and the entire team on creating a movie that honors this powerful story,” said Robbie Brenner, president of production for Relativity.

“I was inspired and gut wrenched when I first saw this true story. This role is special to me. #NotWithoutHope,” Rock later wrote on Twitter.