The Rock to play ‘child­hood hero’ in new Net­flix movie

Edmonton Sun - - SHOWBIZ -

Dwayne John­son has teased fans with a clip of his new movie, just hours af­ter an­nounc­ing de­tails of the Net­flix fea­ture.

the busiest man in Hol­ly­wood has reteamed with his Ju­manji: Wel­come to the Jun­gle di­rec­tor Jake Kas­dan on John

Henry and The States­men, about african amer­i­can folk hero John Henry. Henry is said to have worked as a “steel-driv­ing man” — a man tasked with ham­mer­ing a steel drill into rock to make holes for ex­plo­sives to blast the rock in con­struct­ing a rail­road tun­nel.

ac­cord­ing to leg­end, the steel-driver was pit­ted against steam-pow­ered rock drilling ma­chine in a race that he won, only to die in vic­tory with ham­mer in hand as his heart gave out from stress.

John­son shed some light on the film via his so­cial me­dia ac­counts.

“the leg­end of JOHN Henry’s strength, en­durance, dig­nity and cul­tural pride was in­stilled in my dna at a very young age. My dad would sing ‘big John’ to me ev­ery time he would put me to bed...” John­son con­tin­ued. “Gonna be a lot of fun bring­ing these le­gends to life. My child­hood hero.”

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