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The Rock Set to Play Lead in 'The Fall Guy'

Dwayne Johnson will reprise the role made famous by Lee Majors in the 1980s TV series.

September 2013 |
The Rock Set to Play Lead in 'The Fall Guy'

The Rock's acting career is getting busier and busier. So far in 2013, Dwyane Johnson has starred in Empire State, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Snitch, Fast & Furious 6, and Pain & Gain, and he is currently working on Hercules: The Thracian Wars.

Now, it has been confirmed that The Rock will play the lead in The Fall Guy, an action series that ran on ABC from 1981-1986. The 42-year-old star will reprise the role made famous by the brooding Lee Majors, and McG is reportedly in talks to sit in the director's chair. The movie will be funded by Hyde Park and WWE

Johnson confirmed the project on his Twitter account, explaining what the story behind his character at the same time:

The Rock also took time recently on Twitter to post this motivational post from the gym:

And while we are looking at Rock tweets, he posted this one about who inspired him to be an action star when he was a kid, none other than Harrison Ford, who is set to star in The Expendables 3.

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