Dwayne Johnson Starring In New Cop Film With All-Star Cast

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has joined the cast of the Columbia Pictures comedy “The Other Guys,” according to Variety.com. He joins Samuel L. Jackson, Will Ferrell, Mark Wallberg, Eva Mendez and Steve Cooganin what looks to be a pretty solid cast. Johnson and Jackson will play “an elite cop tandem whose exploits are the envy of the department and the second-tier fellow cops,” played by Ferrell and Wahlberg. Coogan is set as the villain.

The movie has begun shooting in downtown Albany, New York.  TimesUnion.com has an article that talks about the several streets in Albany getting closed off for a scene involving a car chase.  On Wednesday, “a man with a machine gun can be seen firing blanks from the back of the Cadillac Escallade as it moves up the street.”

Directed by Adam McKay, “Other Guys” will hit theaters on August 6, 2010.