According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will star opposite Seann William Scott and Sarah Michelle Gellar in Richard Kelly's Southland Tales. Sean McKittrick will produce under the Darko Entertainment banner he co-founded with Kelly, along with Cherry Road Film principals Bo Hyde and Kendall Morgan.

Southland is an ensemble piece set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4th, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster.

Johnson will star as Boxer Santaros, an action star stricken with amnesia whose life intertwines with Krysta Now (Gellar), an adult film star developing her own reality television project, and David Clark (Scott), a Hermosa Beach police officer who holds the key to a vast conspiracy.