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