The Wrap is reporting that Dwayne Johnson is now attached to star in Protection.

He will be replacing Clive Owen in the lead role. Also, director Patrick Alessandrin (District 13: Ultimatum) will not be directing this film.

Initially, Simon West was going to direct Paul Walker in this project, which had initially been set up at Warner Bros. The screenplay was written by Brandon Noonan.

In Protection a twenty-one-year-old daughter of a Mexican judge who's targeted by mob types (after she sees them kill her father and other family members), and must stay on the run through dodgy places on both sides of the border, while an agent tries to protect her and the bad guy is hot on her trail.

Evan Jacobs