Gridiron Gang: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has signed on to star in Gridiron Gang. The Columbia Pictures project is based on a true story about a group of teenagers at a juvenile detention center who gain confidence and self-respect when their counselor puts them on a football team.

Jeff Maguire is writing the script.

The story was made into a documentary in 1993, which was directed by Lee Stanley, who will produce with Original Film.

The film will be shot in Camp Kilpatrick, the Los Angeles County Probation Department facility where the story takes place.