Dwayne Johnson is already the biggest movie star in the world, and now he’s trying to keep the title for years to come. It was announced this week that Johnson will play Hawaiian king Kamehameha in the historical drama, The King.
The movie, which will be directed by Robert Zemeckis, is about the first ruler of the Kingdom of Hawaii.
“Kamehameha unified the Hawaiian Islands following a series of battles during the 1790s and took steps to ensure they remained a united realm after his death. Johnson had been eyeing the movie in recent years and decided to move forward on it.”
Randall Wallace wrote the script for this project, which is important because he also wrote Braveheart. His work on the film earned him a nomination for Best Original Screenplay at the Oscars.
There are lots of talented people working on this movie. Unfortunately, filming isn’t scheduled to begin until 2020, so we’ll be waiting a long time for this film.
But still, we’re looking forward to it because it might give Johnson a real chance to show off his acting skills.