The Rock's pop's story will be told.
Former ten-time WWE World Champion Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has seamlessly transitioned from the squared circle to becoming a major Hollywood actor. Johnson has starred in a number of award-winning movies over the years including 'Skyscraper', 'Rampage', 'Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle', 'Baywatch', 'Central Intelligence' and 'San Andreas' just to name a few.
Johnson also has three films that he will be starring in and producing lined up for 2019. There is also another project that he will be connected to but it will be based on the life of his father, WWE Hall Of Famer Rocky Johnson. The JG Brothers (Jonathan and Justin Gajewski) will be setting the biopic in motion and their names are also attached to the creation of 'Suicide Squad', 'Room' and 'Scott Pilgrim vs. The World'.
The film will tell Rocky Johnson's life story beginning in the late 1950's into the 90's as he climbed the ranks in the professional wrestling industry as an African-American during the Civil Rights era. The film is entitled 'Ring King' and the following press release was issued as the announcement of the biopic broke:
JG Brothers set to develop biopic on wrestling superstar Rocky Johnson
'Ring King' will tell story of Canadian professional wrestler and father to Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
TORONTO (September 6, 2018) – "Emerging filmmakers, the JG brothers (Jonathan and Justin Gajewski) (Suicide Squad, Room, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) have optioned the life rights and are developing Ring King, an upcoming Rocky Johnson biopic. The twin brothers are attached to produce and write the biographical feature film about Rocky Johnson, a well known retired professional wrestler. The WWE Hall of Fame inductee and father to Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson holds many titles in the wrestling world, and was a part of the first black tag team to win the World Tag Team Championship in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).
Spanning from the '50s to late '90s, Ring King will follow the life of Rocky Johnson, who was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada. While the professional wrestler was king in the ring, he was also a black Canadian in America trying to make a life for himself during the civil rights movement. Johnson finished his career at the top after wrestling in a time of extreme racial prejudice, overcoming heavy obstacles and opposition, and surviving the demanding world of professional wrestling at that time.
The Toronto-based JG Brothers are well known for their work in the film industry, and started their journey at a young age working on film sets with their father. Film credits of Jonathan and Justin Gajewski include Suicide Squad (Assistant Director), Room (Assistant Director), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Assistant Director) and more.
"Rocky really lived the American Dream," say Jonathan and Justin Gajewski (The JG Brothers), producers. "With humble beginnings in a small town in Nova Scotia, Rocky grew up being fatherless and black during one of the most heavily oppressed times for people of colour. Rocky experienced all the hatred one can imagine, but still ended up dominating the world stage thanks to his hard work, determination and values. In today's racially charged times, we can all learn something vital from his story. While not a perfect man, Rocky truly is an unsung hero and we can't wait to bring his story to the world."
Ring King is currently in development."
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson continued to add on to his acting resume' when he was named the highest paid actor in the history of Forbes' 'Celebrity 100' list. For more information on that, click here.