Dwayne Johnson, 'The Rock,' To Do 3D Disaster Movie 'San Andreas'

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Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 01:33 PM

By Ken Mandel

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, the semi-retired wrestler and action movie star, has signed on for a 3D disaster movie "San Andreas."

His representative told E! News that Johnson, 41, will play a rescue helicopter pilot who searches for his estranged daughter after an earthquake destroys California.

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"Excited to make the first ever epic 3D disaster movie!" Johnson tweeted Tuesday. "A privilege to play the role."

The film will be helmed by Brad Peyton, who directed Johnson in "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island."

Johnson recently completed shooting "Hercules: The Thracian Wars," and is already in production for "Fast & Furious 7," where he is featured as bounty hunter Luke Hobbs. Both movies are scheduled for releases in July 2014.

His star has continued to rise worldwide, amid box-office hits "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," "Pain & Gain" and "Fast & Furious 6."

In addition to his acting and wrestling career, Johnson was also a member of the University of Miami's national championship football team in 1991. He briefly played in the Canadian Football League with the Calgary Stampeders. His father, Rocky Johnson, and grandfather, Peter Maivia, were also professional wrestlers.

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