Dwayne Johnson stays booked and busy!
The box office giant is set to star as the Hawaiian king Kamehameha in Warner Bros’ forthcoming film, The King.
Here’s the scoop via the Hollywood Reporter:
Kamehameha is known as the founder and first ruler of the kingdom of Hawaii, uniting the warring islands. The King is described as a sweeping historical epic based on the true life story of Kamehameha, who fulfilled the prophecy that surrounded his fabled life since birth.
Johnson will produce via his Seven Bucks Productions, along with Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia. FlynnPictureCo’s Beau Flynn, Zemeckis and Wallace also will produce.
Johnson, who is of Polynesian decent, has been hoping to make a movie about Kamehameha for the better of the past two decades. Last year, a Hawaiian Kahu, a priest, held a ceremony blessing the project, Johnson, Wallace and Garcia in Hawaii.
In a post on his IG page, Dwayne excitedly wrote:
KA LA HIKI OLA.
Dawning of a new day with hope and promise.
Humbled & grateful to begin this once in a lifetime journey.
From the day I began my Hollywood career (2001), my dream was to bring this legacy to life.
In Polynesian culture, we have a belief, that something isn’t done when it’s ready… it’s done when it’s right.
The time is right.
The one who walks alone.
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I guess I’ll be on time for this one too!