Back in December, we reported that Dwayne Johnson is in talks to voice the demigod named Maui in Disney's upcoming animated adventure Moana. Earlier today, the actor shared a new photo on his Instagram page, where he is signing his contract to voice Moana, while revealing that he will actually be singing in the movie. Take a look at what Dwayne Johnson had to say below.
"At DISNEY STUDIOS signing contracts to play the male lead in their next big classic animated musical, #MOANA. Just had an amazing 2hr presentation and it's easy to see why they're the greatest story tellers in the world. Im excited. And in the background my homies Fred & Wasabi from #BigHERO6 are jumpin' for joy joy cause they heard I'm gonna sing in the movie. #WeTrulyKnowWhereWereGoing #WhenWeUnderstandWhereWereFrom #NeverForgetHome #MOANA"
The story centers on a young girl who sets sail on a nautical quest in the South Pacific world of Oceania, to find a lost and fabled island. She eventually teams up with the demigod Maui (Dwayne Johnson) on an action-packed voyage where they must fend off enormous sea creatures, explore underwater worlds and immerse themselves in Polynesian culture. The title character of Moana has not been cast yet.
Ron Clements and John Musker are directing Moana from their own screenplay. No details were given for the musical elements involved in Moana, but are you looking forward to Dwayne Johnson showing off his singing skills? Let us know what you think below.