Yesterday, fans got their first official look at the summer comedy Central Intelligence, with new photos featuring stars Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson. Today Warner Bros. has unveiled the first trailer, which features Dwayne Johnson like you've never seen him before, as a fat guy. Don't worry, The Rock is still in great shape, but this trailer features a flashback to his character Bob's high school days, where he wasn't in peak physical condition.
The story follows a one-time bullied geek who grew up to be a lethal CIA agent (Dwayne Johnson), coming home for his high school reunion. Claiming to be on a top-secret case, he enlists the help of the former "big man on campus" (Kevin Hart), now an accountant who misses his glory days. But before the numbers-cruncher realizes what he's getting into, it's too late to get out, as his increasingly unpredictable new friend drags him through a world of shoot-outs, double-crosses and espionage that could get them both killed in more ways than he can count.Read More
Director Rawson Marshall Thurber enlisted the help of Vine dancing sensation Sione Kelepi to portray Dwayne Johnson as an exuberant high school kid dancing in the shower during one memorable scenes. Not only did Dwayne Johnson have to learn his dance moves, but his face was placed on Kelepi's body by the artists at Weta Digital effects.
Central Intelligence co-stars Amy Ryan, Aaron Paul, Brett Azar, Danielle Nicolet, Mark Burzenski and Bobby Brown. Rawson Marshall Thurber directs from a screenplay by Ike Barinholtz, David Stassen and Peter Steinfeld. Central Intelligence hits theaters on June 17, 2016, so stay tuned for the first trailer, and check out the new photos below.Read More
In the original Baywatch TV series, Nicole Eggert portrayed Summer Quinn, so it seems Alexandra Daddario will be portraying that character. It hasn't been confirmed yet if Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron are playing characters from the original series, but this project will reunite Dwayne Johnson with Alexandra Daddario, after they played father and daughter in this summer's blockbuster San Andreas. It isn't known when exactly these additional casting announcements will be made, but we'll keep you posted.
The story will center on Dwayne Johnson as a by-the-book lifeguard, who teams up with Zac Efron's character, a young wild card, to save their beach from the environmental destruction caused by a nefarious oil tycoon. While little else is known about the story, Dwayne Johnson teased last month that the adaptation will definitely be R rated and it is also believed to be more comedic and action-heavy than the series. Production is slated to begin in early 2016, although Paramount hasn't set a release date at this time.Read More
If you didn't think Dwayne Johnson was attached to enough upcoming projects, then you're in luck because the action star is now signing on to bring Disney's languishing project Jungle Cruise back to life. Disney is bringing aboard filmmakers John Requa and Glenn Ficarra to craft the script. They recently wrote and directed the Will Smith and Margot Robbie con man drama Focus, but The Hollywood Reporter reveals they are not attached to direct.
Jungle Cruise was first set up by Disney way back in 2004, with Smallville creators Alfred Gough and Miles Millar coming aboard to write the script in 2006. In 2011, Toy Story stars Tom Hanks and Tim Allen were attached to star, with Roger S.H. Schulman writing the script. That was the last we heard of the project, until Dwayne Johnson came aboard today.Read More
The Baywatch movie is one of those projects that has been kicking around Hollywood forever, looking for just the right team to tackle it head-on. That seems to be happening, with Dwayne Johnson taking the lead for Paramount. Yesterday, it was announced that Zac Efron will be The Rock's co-star in the beachside action comedy. Shortly after word hit the Internet, Dwayne Johnson sent out a few select Tweets of his own, with one big promise to moviegoers.
Yes, The Rock insists that this version of Baywatch will be Rated R, something fans have been hoping for. Some have been hesitant to share their excitement about the project, but now it sounds like Paramount might have a pretty strong franchise contender on its hands. The tone and sense of humor has been compared to 21 Jump Street and its sequel 22 Jump Street. And it sounds like CHiPs, which is being directed, written and co-stars Dax Shepard alongside Michael Pena, is taking the same route. Now that we know Baywatch will have an adult sense of humor, and won't be a PG-13 outing, things are seeming even more hopeful.Read More
Zac Efron is in talks to star alongside Dwayne Johnson in Paramount Pictures' upcoming big screen adaptation of Baywatch. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Zac Efron's casting ensures the movie will start production in early 2016, most likely in February. The news comes just a few weeks after Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) signed on to direct.
The story follows a "by-the-book and very serious lifeguard," played by Dwayne Johnson who joins forces with a "young rule-flouting hothead" (Zac Efron) to try and save their beach from environmental destruction by an oil tycoon. Damian Shannon and Mark Swift (Friday the 13th) wrote the latest draft of the screenplay, which was originally written by Justin Malen. It isn't known how many other major roles are left to be cast for Baywatch, but there have been rumors that original Baywatch stars David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson may reprise their roles in cameo appearances.Read More