Two new additions to Dwayne Johnson’s IMDB filmography listing today – Brett Ratner’s “Hercules” and the Russo brothers’ “Ciuad”.
The latter, penned by Joe Russo, who co-directs with brother Anthony, is an Emmett/Furla-financed flick “based on the upcoming Oni Press graphic novel that the Russo Brothers co-wrote with Ande Parks”, says Deadline, who broke the news, adding “Set in one of the most dangerous and corrupt cities in the world, the thriller will star Johnson as a black market mercenary hired by a Brazilian drug lord to rescue his kidnapped daughter.”
Joe and Anthony Russo haven’t directed a flick since 2006’s “You, Me & Dupree” – if only because they’ve found their bread-and-butter directing Television.
“Exploring genre has always been a driving motivation for us as filmmakers,” the Russos said in a statement. “This movie is the culmination of a long time ambition to bring our sensibilities to an action thriller.”
Meantime, Johnson has been confirmed for “Tower Heist” helmer Brett Ratner’s upcoming “Hercules”, a role he was rumoured to be the frontrunner for a week or so ago.
An adaptation of Steve Moore’s graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars, the film begins shooting in October in New Zealand.
Variety, who confirmed Johnson’s casting, says Ryan Condal scripted the flick, and MGM’s Roger Birnbaum, Gary Barber and Jonathan Glickman will produce with Peter Berg and his Film 44 partner Sarah Aubrey, as well as Barry Levine of Radical Pictures, whose Jesse Berger will exec produce.
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Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.