Sources: Wrestling Observer Newsletter, PWInsider.com
Here is the latest on Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s upcoming movie ventures.
His next movie project will be “The Other Guys,” alongside Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Wahlberg, Will Farrell and Michael Keaton. Johnson and Jackson play two standout New York police officers while Farrell and Wahlberg play the “loser cops” who finally get a chance to outshine the heroes. Filming for the movie began this week and it is tentatively scheduled for release in August.
Johnson will begin promoting his next Disney flick, The Tooth Fairy, in December. Johnson plays Derek Thompson, a minor league hockey player who has the nickname “Tooth Fairy” because he knocks opponents’ teeth out. The movie’s plot line has Thompson becoming the real Tooth Fairy as a result of his bad deeds. Sounds plausible. His character in The Tooth Fairy is quite similar to the character he played in The Game Plan; a cocky athlete put into bad position, misbehaves constantly at the beginning, but learns his lesson and becomes a hero in the end. The The Tooth Fairy will hit theaters on January 22, 2010.
Lastly, Johnson lent his voice to the animated movie Planet 51, which is slated to be released on November 20, 2009.
Check out the movie posters for Planet 51 adn The Tooth Fairy: