The folk hero flick has cast The Rock as their leading man.
Dwayne Johnson is adding yet another project to his impressive resume as the Skyscraper actor has signed on to star in his first ever Netflix film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Rock will star in and produce John Henry and the Statesmen that will reteam him with his Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle director Jake Kasdan.
Dwayne will play Henry, a "mythic African-American steel-driver from American folklore, and will lead an ensemble cast of the most popular figures from folklore and legend from all around the world," the publication notes. The pitch comes by way of Tom Wheeler, whose also wrote The Lego Ninjago Movie.
“Netflix is the perfect partner and platform for us to continue entertaining our global audience in a disruptive way,” Dwayne 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."