Dwayne Johnson has signed on to star in the film Protection. The film tells the tale of a disgraced former American Special Forces operative who must rescue a judge’s kidnapped daughter from a Mexican cartel. The film starts production in March down in Mexico. For those of you getting your hopes up that he may appear at WrestleMania 27, it is unlikely that he could, due to production happening during the main build for WrestleMania. The movie role was originally slated for Clive Owen. It will be directed by Simon West, whose credits include Con Air and Tomb Raider.
Protection was recently acquired by Lionsgate for distribution. Read related story here.