Dwayne Johnson To Play Cocky Athlete In Upcoming Movie, Big Daddy V Pulls Out

source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter, PWInsider.com

— Here is the latest on Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s upcoming movie ventures.

His next movie project will be The Other Guys, with a star-studded line-up of Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Wahlberg, Will Farrell and Michael Keaton. Johnson and Jackson play two “star” police officers in New York, whereas Farrell and Wahlberg play the “loser cops” who finally get a chance to outshine the star cops. Filming for the movie began this week and it is tentatively scheduled for release in August.

Johnson will begin promoting his next Disney flick, The Tooth Fairy, in December. Johnson plays Derek Thompson, a minor league hockey player who has the nickname “Tooth Fairy” because he knocks opponents’ teeth out. The movie’s plot line has Thompson becoming the real Tooth Fairy as a result of his bad deeds. His character in The Tooth Fairy is quite similar to the character he played in The Game Plan; a cocky athlete put into bad position, misbehaves constantly at the beginning, but learns his lesson and becomes a hero in the end. The The Tooth Fairy will hit theaters on January 22, 2010.

Lastly, Johnson lent his voice to the animated movie Planet 51, which is slated to be released on November 20, 2009.

— King V (a.k.a. Big Daddy V, Viscera) has pulled out of the Hulkamania – Let the Battle Begin tour due to taking a movie offer. Charles “The Godfather” Wright is also no longer scheduled for the Australian tour, which may explain why Nick “Eugene” Dinsmore and Paul London were added this week.

— Wrestling fans can watch this Sunday’s WWE Hell in a Cell pay-per-view at Loafers Sports Bar and Grill in Catonsville, Maryland with Maryland Championship Wrestling wrestlers.

See THE ROCK’S promo from last night’s show (>>)

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